Shell Structure of Metal Clusters

  • Satoru Sugano
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 20)


As pointed out in Sect. 1.2.2, it is not an exaggeration to mention that finding of the shell structure in alkali- and noble-metal microclusters has opened a new field of microcluster physics. In this chapter we first elucidate theoretically the shell structure of metal clusters by using a simple model. The shell structure is expected to induce a deformation of the clusters with open shells and play an important role in the fragmentation of microclusters as found in the nuclear fission. These shell effects are the main subjects of this chapter.


Spin Polarization Magic Number Shell Correction Shell Effect Jellium Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoru Sugano
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  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceHimeji Institute of TechnologyAko-gunnJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Solid State PhysicsUniversity of TokyoMinato-ku, TokyoJapan

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