Electronic Structure of Clusters
Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Wales, D. J. 2011. Electronic Structure of Clusters. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
The electronic structure of main group and transition metal clusters is reviewed in the context of electron-counting rules. A consistent framework for rationalising and extending these rules is presented in terms of Stone's tensor surface harmonic theory. Several applications are described to show how the theory works, along with predictions for cluster rearrangement mechanisms.
- electronic structure;
- electron counting rules;
- tensor surface harmonic theory