Bimetallic clusters containing manganese atoms were generated by applying a laser-vaporization method. The bimetallic clusters composed of Ta and Mn, TanMnm, were produced and could be mixed in any ratio, whereas those composed of Co and Mn, ConMnm, could only be produced with more than four cobalt atoms; Co4 plays an important role in the production of ConMnm clusters. The difference of mass distribution between TanMnm and ConMnm can be qualitatively explained by an analogy of their phase diagrams in the bulk.
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