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Title: Smallest fullerene-like silicon cage stabilized by a V{sub 2} unit

We conducted a combined anion photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory study on V{sub 2}Si{sub 20} cluster. Our results show that the V{sub 2}Si{sub 20} cluster has an elongated dodecahedron cage structure with a V{sub 2} unit encapsulated inside the cage. It is the smallest fullerene-like silicon cage and can be used as building block to make cluster-assembled materials, such as pearl-chain style nanowires.
Authors:
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  1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253614
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ANIONS; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; FULLERENES; PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; QUANTUM WIRES; SILICON