Silicon subiodide clusters

Andriy Dmytruk, Yeon Su Park, Atsuo Kasuya, Hideki Kikuchi, Masae Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Akira Watanabe

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Silicon subiodide clusters (Si nl m n = 1-20) produced by laser ablation of bulk powder silicone tetraiodide have been investigated by time-of-flight mass spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Both experimental results and theoretical calculations revealed a tendency to form different structures of the clusters depending on n: chain, ring, and cage structures for n ≤ 6, 6 < n < 16, and n ≥ 16, respectively. The results showed that iodine, like hydrogen, can be used for stable silicon cluster termination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3788-3791
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov


  • Cluster
  • Iodide
  • Silicon


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