Not completely innocent: how argon binding perturbs cationic copper clusters

Jamshidi, Z ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c07771
  3. Publisher: American Chemical Society , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. Argon is often considered as an innocent probe that can be attached and detached to study the structure of a particular species without perturbing the species too much. We have investigated whether this assumption also holds for small copper cationic clusters and demonstrated that small but significant charge transfer from argon to metal changes the remaining binding positions, leading in general, to weaker binding of other argon atoms. The exception is binding to just one copper ion, where the binding of the first argon facilitates the binding of the second. © 2020 American Chemical Society
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  7. Charge transfer ; Copper ; Metal ions ; Argon atoms ; Cationic cluster ; Copper cluster ; Copper ions ; Argon
  8. Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry A ; Volume 124, Issue 43 , 2020 , Pages 9004-9010
  9. URL: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c07771