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Divide and Protect: Study Reveals Principles Behind Stability and Electronic Properties of Gold Nanoclusters
July 14, 2008
A report published in the July 8 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is the first to describe the principles behind the stability and electronic properties of tiny nanoclusters of metallic gold. The study, which confirms the "divide and protect" bonding structure, resulted from the work of researchers at four universities on two continents.
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