Theory of Atomic and Molecular Clusters

With a Glimpse at Experiments

  • Julius Jellinek

Part of the Springer Series in Cluster Physics book series (CLUSTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. R. Stephen Berry
    Pages 1-26
  3. P. Jena, S. N. Khanna, B. K. Rao
    Pages 27-53
  4. David J. Wales
    Pages 86-110
  5. Olaf Knospe, Rüdiger Schmidt
    Pages 111-135
  6. James R. Chelikowsky, Serdar Öğüt, Igor Vasiliev, Andreas Stathopoulos, Yousef Saad
    Pages 136-156
  7. C. Guet, L. Plagne
    Pages 209-227
  8. Julio A. Alonso, María J. López
    Pages 255-276
  9. Julius Jellinek, Evgueni B. Krissinel
    Pages 277-308
  10. M. A. Gomez, B. Chen, David L. Freeman, J. D. Doll
    Pages 309-325
  11. Ph. Dugourd, R. R. Hudgins, A. A. Shvartsburg, M. F. Jarrold
    Pages 347-370
  12. David M. Rayner, Kalliopi Athanassenas, Bruce A. Collings, Steven A. Mitchell, Peter A. Hackett
    Pages 371-395
  13. Elmar Schreiber
    Pages 396-429

About this book


The emergence and spectacularly rapid evolution of the field of atomic and molecular clusters are among the most exciting developments in the recent history of natural sciences. The field of clusters expands into the traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology, yet in many respects it forms a cognition area of its own. This book presents a cross section of theoretical approaches and their applications in studies of different cluster systems. The contributions are written by experts in the respective areas. The systems discussed range from weakly (van der Waals) bonded, through hydrogen- and covalently bonded, to semiconductor and metallic clusters. The theoretical approaches involve high-level electronic structure computations, more approximate electronic structure treatments, use of semiempirical potentials, dynamical and statistical analyses, and illustrate the utility of both classical and quantum mechanical concepts.


cluster collision mechanics metallic cluster quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Julius Jellinek
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63570-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58389-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0395
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