Recent Advances in the Structure and Applications of Noble Metal Clusters

  1. Dar Manzoor1, and
  2. M. Saleem Dar2

1 Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal-462066, India
2Division of Biochemical Sciences, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-411008, India

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Science and Engineering Applications 2017, 2, 156–163. doi:10.26705/SAEA.2017.2.3.156-163
Received 11 Nov 2017, Accepted 25 Nov 2017, Published 25 Nov 2017

Abstract

Gas-phase experiments in combination with electronic structure calculations have been extremely successful in unraveling the structure and applications of nanoclusters. This tutorial review provides an overview about the recent developments in the structure and applications of noble metal clusters of gold, silver and copper. We start with a brief introduction about the definition of metal clusters and their size specific properties. We next discuss in detail about the advances made in the structural determination of noble metal clusters and finally conclude the review by providing a brief account about the different applications of these clusters.

Keywords: Metal Clusters, Structural Characterization, Electronic structure, Biodetection, Catalysis

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