Structures and ionization energies of sandwich clusters (Vn(benzene)m)

Kuniyoshi Hoshino, Tsuyoshi Kurikawa, Hiroaki Takeda, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya

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Metal-molecule clusters Vn(benzene)m were synthesized by the reaction of laser-vaporized vanadium atoms with benzene vapor. The clusters exhibit magic number behavior at m = n - 1, n, and n + 1 (n = 1-5), which is explicable in terms of the multiple decker sandwich structure for these stable clusters. The ionization energies of these sandwich clusters decrease significantly with increasing cluster size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3053-3055
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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