Equilibrium intermetallic particles in the gas phase—A Knudsen cell mass spectrometric study

  • A. Hartmann
  • K. G. Weil
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Using the Knudsen cell effusion technique it is possible to generate a molecular beam containing intermetallic molecules. Mass spectrometric studies were carried out with the systems: cesium/antimony, cesium/antimony/bismuth, cesium/antimony/indium, cesium/ antimony/tin and cesium/antimony/bismuth/tin. In all these systems intermetallic particles with extraordinary stoichiometries could be detected. A brief discussion of the appearance energies and the bonding principle of these molecules or clusters are given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hartmann
    • 1
  • K. G. Weil
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische ChemieTechnischen Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtFederal Republic of Germany

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