Size determination of free metal clusters by core-level photoemission from different initial charge states
2007 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 76, no 8, 081402- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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2007. Vol. 76, no 8, 081402- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97638DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.081402ISI: 000249155400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97638DiVA: diva2:172658