Accession Number : ADA188170

Title :   Clusters: Link between Molecules and Solids.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Jelski, Daniel A ; George, Thomas F

PDF Url : ADA188170

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The physics and chemistry of clusters is discussed. First, clusters are compared with molecules, on the one hand, and then with solids on the other. It is found that clusters are an intermediate state, and therefore of special interest. The Huckel model is elucidated since this is the simplest of possible semi-empirical methods, and since it is readily applied to clusters. Two kinds of clusters are discussed in greater detail: alkali-metal clusters, because they are the obvious candidate for application of the Huckel model, and Buckminsterfullerene, which is a C60 cluster arranged in a soccer ball geometry. Keywords: Clusters; Molecules, Solids, Link, Huckel model, Carbon.

Descriptors :   *ALKALI METALS, *CARBON, *CLUSTERING, *MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, CHEMISTRY, MOLECULES, PHYSICS, SOLIDS, ATOMS, VIBRATION, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, ROTATION, QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, ELECTRONIC STATES, MOLECULAR ORBITALS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE