Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 715–731 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: First Principles Study of the Geometries, Relative Stabilities and Magnetic Properties of Bimetallic RhnOs (n = 1–9) Clusters

  • Abdelhamid Soltani
  • Wissam Bouderbala
  • Abdel-ghani Boudjahem
Original Paper


Using the density functional theory (DFT), the geometries, relative stabilities and magnetic properties of bimetallic RhnOs (n = 1–9) clusters have been investigated. The relative stability was analyzed by examining the binding energy, fragmentation energy, second-order differences of energies and HOMO–LUMO energy gaps. The obtained results indicate that RhOs, Rh3Os, Rh5Os and Rh7Os clusters are more stable than their neighboring clusters. In addition, the doping of the Os atom enhanced the stability of the Rh clusters. The chemical hardness and chemical potential show that RhOs cluster is less reactive, indicating that RhOs cluster is the most stable one among all the clusters. The magnetic properties calculations exhibited that total magnetic moments come mostly from the Rh atoms for RhnOs (n = 3–9) clusters, while the contribution of the Os atom is observed for RhOs and Rh2Os clusters. In addition, the d orbitals plays an important role in the magnetic moments of the RhnOs clusters.


DFT RhnOs clusters Relative stability Magnetic properties 



The authors would like to acknowledge Pr. Abdaoui Mohammed (Director of Applied Chemistry Laboratory).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelhamid Soltani
    • 1
  • Wissam Bouderbala
    • 1
  • Abdel-ghani Boudjahem
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanomaterials Chemistry GroupUniversity of GuelmaGuelmaAlgeria

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