Size evolution of electronic properties in free antimony nanoclusters
2013 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 87, no 3, 035411- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The evolution of electronic properties in free antimony (Sb) nanoclusters as a function of the cluster size has been studied experimentally using synchrotron radiation. Antimony 4d core-level and valence-band regions have been probed, and the 4d binding energies and valence ionization potentials of clusters of various mean sizes have been determined. The binding-energy shifts with respect to polycrystalline solid have been used for deriving the electronic properties of the clusters. The observed results suggest that even large Sb clusters are not metallic.
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2013. Vol. 87, no 3, 035411- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194192DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.035411ISI: 000313424000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194192DiVA: diva2:605187