Size determination of free metal clusters by core-level photoemission from different initial charge states

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We present the study of free nanoscale lead clusters using photoelectron spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation. Pb 5d core-level spectra reveal the presence of different initial charge states of the clusters created by the magnetron-based source. We suggest a method for determining the cluster size from the charge-dependent core level binding energies. Both the core-level and the valence spectra demonstrate that we have created free metallic clusters with essentially the same electronic structure as the solid.


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  • Uppsala University
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number081402(R)
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch