Development of Integrated Dry-Wet Synthesis Method for Metal Encapsulating Silicon Cage Superatoms of M@Si16 (M = Ti and Ta)

Hironori Tsunoyama, Hiroki Akatsuka, Masahiro Shibuta, Takeshi Iwasa, Yoshiyuki Mizuhata, Norihiro Tokitoh, Atsushi Nakajima

研究成果: Article査読

36 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Nanoclusters (NCs) of several to hundreds of atoms in size are prospective functional units for future nanomaterials originating in their unique, size-specific properties. To explore the field of NC-based materials science, the development of large-scale, size-exclusive synthesis methods is in high demand, as one can see from the successful evolution of fullerene science. We have developed a large-scale synthesis method for main group-based NC compounds by scaling up the clean dry-process with a high-power impulse magnetron sputtering. The 100 mg scale synthesis of binary NCs of M@Si16 (M = Ti and Ta) stabilized by poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether enables us to characterize their structures by an array of methods, for example, mass spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance. Spectroscopic evidence indicates that the M@Si16 NCs are the metal-encapsulating tetrahedral silicon-cage structure satisfying the 68 electrons, closed-electronic-shell superatom.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)20507-20516
ページ数10
ジャーナルJournal of Physical Chemistry C
121
37
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 9 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • エネルギー(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜

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