Comparison of hydrogen chemisorption rates and electronic structures of small NbnAl- clusters: A photoelectron spectroscopic study

Axel Pramann, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya

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Photodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy experiments on NbnAl- clusters have been carried out in a size range n=4 to 12 at 3.49 eV photon energy. The evolution of the electronic structure is discussed as a function of cluster size and composition. Electron affinities (EA) and vertical detachment energies are determined. One central point of this study is the direct comparison of the electronic structure of pure and Al-doped Nbn- clusters in the threshold binding energy region with regard to hybridization effects. Direct correlation between electronic structure and H2 chemisorption rate constants reported by Nonose et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett. 164 (1989) 427], is found for n=5 to 8 and n>9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-372
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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