Electronic Structure of Au25 Clusters: Between Discrete and Continuous

Khabiboulakh Katsiev, Nataliya Lozova, Lu Wang, Saikrishna Katla, Ruipeng Li, Wai Ning Mei, Sara Skrabalak, Challa Challa, Yaroslav Losovyj

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Here, an approach based on synchrotron resonant photoemission is emplyed to explore the transition between quantization and hybridization of the electronic structure in atomically precise ligand-stabilized nanoparticles. While the presence of ligands maintains quantization in Au25 clusters, their removal renders increased hybridization of the electronic states at the vicinity of the Fermi level. These observations are supported by DFT studies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14711-14715
Number of pages5
Issue number31
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research at the Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design (Energy
Frontier Research Center) was funded by the U.S. Department of
Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award #DESC0001058.
L. W and W.-N. M. acknowledge the support of
Department of Energy (award #DE-EE0003174), Nebraska Center
for Materials and Nanoscience, and the UNL Holland Computing
Center with the associated USCMS Tier-2 site at the UNL. K.K
acknowledge support of KAUST. Access to XPS is provided by NSF
Award DMR MRI-1126394. The authors acknowledge helpful
discussions with P. Dowben and O. Bakr.


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