Advanced Materials

Metal Chalcogenide Clusters: Metal Chalcogenide Clusters on the Border between Molecules and Materials (Adv. Mater. 18/2009)

Authors

  • John F. Corrigan,

    1. Department of Chemistry The University of Western Ontario London N6A 5B7 (Canada)
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  • Olaf Fuhr,

    1. Institut für Nanotechnologie Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe
    2. Institut für Anorganische Chemie Universität Karlsruhe Engesserstr. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)
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  • Dieter Fenske

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Nanotechnologie Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe
    2. Institut für Anorganische Chemie Universität Karlsruhe Engesserstr. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)
    • Institut für Nanotechnologie Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe.
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Abstract

Nanoclusters containing up to several hundred transition metal atoms can be understood as intermediates between mononuclear complexes and binary solid-state phases. In contrast to conventional nanoparticles, these species are precisely monodisperse, and therefore their molecular structures can be determined by single crystal X-ray analysis, report Dieter Fenske and co-workers on p. 1867.

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