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Structure, Bonding and Reactivity

  • Minh Tho Nguyen
  • Boggavarapu Kiran
  • Provides a recent overview of atomic cluster chemistry and physics

  • Experimental and theoretical aspects handled

  • Contains review type chapter contributions


Part of the Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics book series (COCH, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christopher J. Heard, Roy L. Johnston
    Pages 1-52
  3. Yejun Li, André Fielicke, Peter Lievens, Ewald Janssens
    Pages 53-86
  4. Pham Vu Nhat, Devashis Majumdar, Jerzy Leszczynski, Minh Tho Nguyen
    Pages 87-135
  5. Nabil M. R. Hoque, Tunna Baruah, J. Ulises Reveles, Rajendra R. Zope
    Pages 269-288
  6. Ann F. Gill, William H. Sawyer, Kamron Salavitabar, Boggavarapu Kiran, Anil K. Kandalam
    Pages 289-323
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-363

About this book


The field of atomic clusters continues to attract great interest amongst physicists and chemists alike. This is in part due to their intrinsic properties and potential industrial applications. The first part of Binary Clusters is devoted to recent developments in experimental techniques, the second part covers a variety of theoretical approaches. Different theoretical methods based on group/graph theories and quantum chemical computational methods as well as various spectroscopy techniques (such as mass, laser, infrared, photoelectron etc.) are applied to the determination of the existence of geometrical and electronic structures, chemical bonding phenomena, and the thermodynamic stabilities of several classes of binary clusters. All chapters within this review volume have been contributed by experts in chemistry, physics, and material sciences based at the University of Leuven, Belgium. This book is aimed at professionals and students working in cluster science.


Binary Clusters Computational Quantum Chemical Methods Doped Clusters Dual-laser Mass Spectroscopy Infrared (RI-MPD) Spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Minh Tho Nguyen
    • 1
  • Boggavarapu Kiran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of chemistry and physicsMcNeese State UniversityLake CharlesUSA

About the editors

Minh Tho NGUYEN is a Full Professor of Chemistry at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 
Boggavarapu KIRAN is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, USA.

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