In the past, the interest of physicists in metals has focused on the properties of their relatively free electrons, including electrical and thermal conductivity, and their magnetic properties. More recently, it has appeared that the properties of small clusters of metal atoms could be even more interesting to chemists since they can be powerful catalysts.


Metal Atom Valence Electron Morse Potential Alkali Metal Atom Powerful Catalyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George G. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Shell Centre for Mathematical EducationUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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