© 2002

Clusters and Nanomaterials

Theory and Experiment

  • Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
  • Tamotsu Kondow
  • Kaoru Ohno

Part of the Springer Series in CLUSTER PHYSICS book series (CLUSTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Brief Introduction

    1. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Tamotsu Kondow, Kaoru Ohno
      Pages 1-5
  3. Metallic Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Vijay Kumar, Keivan Esfarjani, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
      Pages 9-88
    3. Naoaki Saito, Kazuyoshi Koyama, Mitsumori Tanimoto
      Pages 89-96
  4. Organic Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Masahiko Ichihashi, Ramkuber T. Yadav, Tamotsu Kondow
      Pages 99-108
    3. Rodion Belosludov, Takehisa Yoshinari, Tohru Hiwada, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Kaoru Ohno, Shin-ichiro Nagasaka
      Pages 109-131
  5. Fullerenes and Nanotubes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Jun Onoe, Tomonobu Nakayama, Aiko Nakao, Yuichi Hashi, Keivan Esfarjani, Kaoru Ohno et al.
      Pages 135-169
    3. Tsutomu Ohtsuki, Kaoru Ohno
      Pages 171-186
    4. Keivan Esfarjani, Amir A. Farajian, Yuichi Hashi, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
      Pages 187-220
  6. Theory and Computer Simulation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-347

About this book


The field of cluster sciences is currently attracting considerable interest, not only from a fundamental viewpoint but also in relation to future applications to electronic, optical and magnetic devices. Synthesizing specific clusters as a component of useful nanostructures or controlling them as an assembly of nanocomposites is the ultimate aim. In order to understand how to synthesize individual clusters or to investigate properties such as chemical reaction, structural stability, response to external fields, aggregation and phase transitions, a variety of first-principles and empirical calculations and related computer simulations have been performed alongside numerous experiments. This book compiles and collates recent theoretical and experimental advances in the field and demonstrates how the harmony between theory and experiment is contributing to the continuing rapid progress. It will be of interest not only to researchers, but also to students and newcomers seeking a review of the present status.


Adsorption Clusters Electronic excitation Fulleren Helium-Atom-Streuung Magic numbers Nanomaterial Nanotube carbon nanotubes cluster fullerenes microscopy molecule nanostructure particles

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
    • 1
  • Tamotsu Kondow
    • 2
  • Kaoru Ohno
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Materials ResearchTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Cluster Research Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute in East Tokyo LaboratoryGenesis Research Institute Inc.ChibaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Faculty of EngineeringYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clusters and Nanomaterials
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Experiment
  • Editors Y. Kawazoe
    T. Kondow
    Kaoru Ohno
  • Series Title Springer Series in CLUSTER PHYSICS
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-41805-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07522-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04812-2
  • Series ISSN 1437-0395
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews of the first edition:

"The book starts with a brief introduction written by the editors. They outlined important contributions of cluster science to basic science and the role of cluster science in applications, the crucial role of cluster in the progress of nanotechnology. The book consists of four parts: ‘Metallic Clusters’, ‘Organic Molecules’, ‘Fullerenes and Nanotubes’, ‘Theory and Computer Simulation’. … This book will be useful for researchers and graduated students working in the field of cluster science and in related subjects." (K. M. Salikhov, Applied Magnetic Resonance, Vol. 24 (2), 2003)

"The editors of this book have an outstanding track record in the fields of cluster and nanoparticle physics. Their insight into the field can be gleaned from the very well written introductory chapter, which briefly outlines the relevance and importance of each the subsequent chapters. … it is the theoretical chapters that make this book valuable, giving examples of a wide range of modern numerical modelling approaches. … should find a place in the library of someone interested in the simulation of nanostructures." (John Dell, The Physicist, Vol. 39 (3), 2002)