Nonmetal-metal transition in Ban clusters

Q. Wang, Q. Sun, J. Z. Yu, Y. Kawazoe

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Understanding the development of metallic behavior with increasing cluster size has been one of the important questions in cluster science. Based on Kubo's criterion and optimized structures with ab initio calculations, the nonmetal to metal transition in Ba clusters is studied. It has been found that the critical size for this transition is around 32, in agreement with the mass spectra experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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