Khanna Group
Prof. Khanna

The Group

5. Multiple Valence Aluminum and the Electronic and Geometric Structure of AlnOm Clusters.
A. Armstrong, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem. A Just Accepted (2019).
4. Transforming Redox Properties of Clusters using Phosphine Ligands.
A.C. Reber, D. Bista, V. Chauhan, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 8983-8989 (2019).
3. Magnetic behaviour of assemblies of interacting cobalt-carbide nanoparticles.
P. Sutradhar, S.N. Khanna, and J. Atulasimha.  J. Magnet. and Magnet. Part. 469, 128-132 (2019).
2. The structure and stability of CrnTem (1≤n≤6, 1≤m≤8) clusters.
S. Prabha, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna.  Chemical Physics Letters 720, 76-82  (2019).
1. Tuning the Electronic Properties of Hexanuclear Cobalt Sulfide Superatoms via Ligand Substitution.
G. Liu, A. Pinkard, S.M. Ciborowski, V. Chauhan, Z. Zhu, A.P. Aydt, S.N. Khanna, X. Roy, and K.H. Bowen.  Chemical Science, 10 1760-1766 (2019).
9. The effect of chalcogen and metal on the electronic properties and stability of metal–chalcogenides clusters, TM6Xn(PH3)6
(TM = Mo, Cr, Re, Co, Ni; X = Se, Te; n = 8, 5).

A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  Eur. Phys. J. D, 72, 199 (2018).
8. Donor/Acceptor Concepts for Developing Efficient Suzuki Cross-Coupling Catalysts Using
Graphene Supported Ni, Cu, Fe, Pd, and Bimetallic Pd-Ni Clusters.

Y. Yang, A.C. Reber, S.E. Gilliland, C.E. Castano, B.F. Gupton, S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem. C, 122 25396–25403 (2018).

7 Laser synthesized nanoparticle alloys of metals with bulk miscibility gaps.
K.A. Kane, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, and M.F. Bertino.  Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 28, 456-463 (2018).
6. Co6Se8(PEt3)6 superatoms as tunable chemical dopants for two-dimensional semiconductors.
A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  npj Computational Material 4, 33 (2018).
5. Preparation of Gas Phase Naked Silver Cluster Cations Outside the Mass Spectrometer from Ligand Protected Clusters in Solution.
M. Jash,  A.C. Reber,  A. Ghosh,  D. Sarkar,  M. Bodiuzzaman,  P. Basuri,  A. Baksi, S.N. Khanna  and  T. Pradeep. Nanoscale 10, 15714-15722 (2018).
4. Strong Effect of Organic Ligands on the Electronic Structure of Metal-Chalcogenide Clusters.
V. Chauhan, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem A 122, 6014-6020 (2018).
3. Strong lowering of ionization energy of metallic clusters by organic ligands without changing shell filling.
V. Chauhan, A.C. Reber,  and S.N. Khanna.  Nature Communications 9, 2357 (2018).
2. Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Fe2Sin (1≤n≤12)+/0/- clusters.
D. Bista, A.C. Reber, V. Chauhan,  and S.N. Khanna.  Chemical Physics Letters, 706, 113-119 (2018).
1. More than Just a Support: Graphene as a solid-state ligand for palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions.
Y. Yang, A.C. Reber, S.E. Gilliland III, C.E. Castano, B.F. Gupton, and S.N. Khanna.  Journal of Catalysis 360, 20-25 (2018).
11. Superatomic Solids: Intercalation without Altercation.
S.N. Khanna, and A.C. Reber.  Nature Chemistry 9, 1151-1152 (2017).
10. CO Ligands Stabilize Metal Chalcogenide Co6Se8 Clusters via Demagnetization.
V. Chauhan, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  PCCP, Online Only (2017).
9. The Effect of Embedding Platinum Clusters in Alumina on Sintering, Coking, and Activity.
 A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem C 121, 21527-21534 (2017).
8. The Complete Ag4M2(DMSA)4 (M = Ni, Pd, Pt, DMSA = Dimercaptosuccinic Acid) Cluster Series:
Optical Properties, Stability, and Structural Characterization.
S.R. Biltek,  A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, and A. Sen.  J. Phys. Chem A 121, 5324-5331 (2017).
7. Ionic and Metallic Bonding in AlnNam and AlnMgm (3<n+m<15 ) clusters.
C.J. Grover,  A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Chem. Phys. 146, 224301 (2017).
6. Evolution of the Spin Magnetic Moments and Atomic Valence of Vanadium in VCux+, VAgx+, and VAux+ Clusters (x = 3 - 14).
W.H. Blades, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, L. Lopez-Sosa, P. Calaminici, A. Koester.  J. Phys. Chem. A. 121, 2990-2990 (2017).
5. Superatoms: Electronic and Geometric Effects on Reactivity.
 A.C. Reber and S.N. Khanna.  Acc. Chem. Res. 50, 255-263 (2017).
4. Metal Chalcogenide Clusters with Closed Electronic Shells and the Electronic Properties of Alkalis and Halogens.
V. Chauhan, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 139, 1871-1877 (2017).
3. Symmetry and magnetism in Ni9Te6 clusters ligated by CO or phosphine ligands.
A.C. Reber, V. Chauhan, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Chem. Phys. 146, 024302 (2017).
2. Magnetic Behavior of Superatomic-Fullerene Assemblies.
P. Sutradhar, V. Chauhan, S.N. Khanna, and J. Atulasimha.  PCCP, 19, 996-1002  (2017).
1. The Effect of Substituted Benzene Dicarboxylic Acid linkers on the Optical Band Gap Energy and Magnetic Coupling in Manganese
Trimer Metal Organic Frameworks.
S. Mandal, K.S. Asha, A.C. Reber, N. Ahmed, R.C. Nath, and S.N Khanna.  J. Mater. Chem. C 5, 539-548 (2017).
8. Reactivity of Metal Clusters.
 Z. Luo, A.W. Castleman Jr., and S.N Khanna.  Chem. Rev. 116, 14456-14492 (2016).
7. A Fundamental Analysis of Enhanced Cross–Coupling Catalytic Activity for Palladium Clusters on Graphene Supports.
Y. Yang, C.E. Castano, F. Gupton, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna.  Nanoscale, ASAP (2016).
6. Transforming Ni9Te6 from Electron Donor to Acceptor via Ligand Exchange.
V. Chauhan, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna.  J. Phys. Chem. A, 120, 6644-6649 (2016)
5. Effect of location and filling of d-states on methane activation in single site Fe-based catalysts.
S. Sahoo, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna.  Chem.  Phys. Lett., 660, 48-54 (2016)
4. What Determines if a Ligand Activates or Passivates a Superatom Cluster?
  A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, F.S. Roberts, S.L. Anderson. J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 2126-2138 (2016).
10. Conceptual Basis for Understanding C–C Bond Activation in Ethane by Second Row Transition Metal Carbides.
  S. Sahoo, A.C. Reber,S.N Khanna. J. Phys. Chem. A 119, 12855-12861 (2015).

9. Atom precise platinum–thiol crowns.
  A. George, KS Asha, A.C. Reber, S.R. Biltek, A.F. Pedicini, A. Sen, S.N Khanna, S. Mandal.. Nanoscale 7, 19448-19452 (2015).

8. Controlling the magnetic anisotropy of Ni cluster supported on graphene flakes with topological defects.
  S. Sahoo, SN Khanna, P. Engel. App. Phys. Lett. 107,
043102 (2015).
7. Geometry controls the stability of FeSi14.
  V. Chauhan, MB Abreu, AC Reber, SN Khanna. PCCP 17,
15718-15724 (2015).
6. Making sense of the conflicting magic numbers in WSin clusters.
  MB Abreu, AC Reber, SN Khanna. J.Chem. Phys. 143, 074310 (2015).

5. Using graphene to control magnetic anisotropy and interaction between supported clusters.
  S. Sahoo, M.F. Islam, and S.N. Khanna. New J. Phys. 17, 053052 (2015).
4. Experimental evidence for the formation of CoFe2C phase with colossal magnetocrystalline-anisotropy.

  A.A. El-Gendy, M. Bertino, D. Clifford, M. Qian, S.N. Khanna, and E.E. Carpenter. App. Phys. Lett. 106, 213109 (2015).
3. The Effects of Alkaline-Earth Counterions on the Architectures, Band-Gap Energies,
and Proton Transfer of Triazole-Based Coordination Polymers.
  K. S. Asha, A.C. Reber, A.F. Pedicini, S.N. Khanna and S. Mandal. European J. Inorganic Chemistry, Early View (2015).
2. Initial and Final State Effects in the Ultraviolet and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS and XPS) of
Size-Selected Pdn clusters Supported on TiO2(110).
  F.S. Roberts, S.L. Anderson, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna. J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 6033-6046 (2015).
1. Electronic structure, stability, and oxidation of boron-magnesium clusters and cluster solids.
  A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna. J. Chem. Phys. 142, 054304 (2015).
12. Structure investigation of CoxOy+ (x=3–6, y=3–8) clusters by IR vibrational spectroscopy and DFT calculations.
C.N. van Dijk, D.R. Roy, A. Fielicke, T. Rasing, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, A. Kirilyuk. Eur. Phys. J. D 
68, 357 (2014).

11. Stable magnetic order and charge induced rotation of magnetization in nano-clusters.
M.F. Islam and S.N. Khanna App. Phys. Lett.
105, 152409 (2014).

10. Does the 18-Electron Rule Apply to CrSi12?
M.B. Abreu, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
5, 3492-3496 (2014).

9. First-principles studies on graphene-supported transition metal clusters.
S. Sahoo, M.E. Gruner, S.N. Khanna, and P. Entel. J. Chem. Phys.
141, 074707 (2014).

8. Effect of N- and P-Type Doping on the Oxygen-Binding Energy and Oxygen Spillover of Supported Palladium Clusters.
A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna. J. Phys. Chem C 118
20306–20313 (2014).

7. Reactivity of Silver Clusters Anions with Ethanethiol.
  Z. Luo, G.U. Gamboa, M. Jia, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, and A. W. Castleman, Jr. J. Phys. Chem A 118
8345–8350 (2014).

6. Nature of Valence Transition and Spin Moment in AgnV+ Clusters.
V.M. Medel , A.C. Reber , V. Chauhan , P. Sen , A.M. Koster , P. Calaminici , and S.N. Khanna. J. Amer. Chem Soc. 136
8229–8236 (2014).

5. Isolation and Structural Characterization of a Silver-platinum Nanocluster, Ag4Pt2(DMSA)4 
S.R. Biltek, A. Sen, A.F. Pedicini, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna. J. Phys. Chem A 118
8314–8319 (2014).

4. Boron Substitution in Aluminum Cluster Anions: Magic Clusters and Reactivity with Oxygen.  
J.C. Smith, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr. J. Phys. Chem A 118
8485–8492 (2014).

3. In Quest of a Systematic Framework for Unifying and Defining Nanoscience.
D. A. Tomalia, S.N. Khanna. Modern Physics Letters B 28, 1430002  (2014).

2. Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in cobalt-carbide nanoparticles.
    A.A. El-Gendy, M. Qian, Z.J. Huba, S.N. Khanna, E.E. Carpenter.  Appl. Phys. Lett.  
104, 023111 (2014).

1. On the enhancement of magnetic anisotropy in cobalt clusters via non-magnetic doping.
    M.F. Islam,S.N. Khanna.  
J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 26, 125303 (2014).
11. Magnetic properties of Co2−x TMxC and Co3−xTMxC nanoparticles.
    M. Qian, S.N. Khanna.  J. Appl. Phys. 
114, 243909 (2013).

10. The effect of sulfur covalent bonding on the electronic shells of silver clusters.
A.F. Pedicini, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Chem. Phys. 139, 164317 (2013).

G. Gamboa, A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna.  New J. Chem.  37, 3928-3935 (2013).

8. Unusually large spin polarization and magnetoresistance in a FeMg8–FeMg8 superatomic dimer.
L. Zhu, M. Qian, and S.N. Khanna.  J. Chem. Phys. 139 064306 (2013).

7. Controlling the Band Gap Energy of Cluster-Assembled Materials.
 S. Mandal, A.C. Reber, M. Qian, P.S. Weiss, S.N. Khanna, A. Sen. Accounts of Chemical Research 
46, 2385-2395 (2013).

A.C. Reber, G.U. Gamboa, S.N. Khanna,. J. Phys. Conf. Ser.  438, 012002 (2013).

V.M. Medel, J.U. Reveles M.F. Islam, S.N. Khanna. J. Phys. Chem. A  117, 4297-4303 (2013).

4. Carbonyl Bond Cleavage by Complementary Active Sites.  
W.H. Woodward, A.C. Reber, J.C. Smith, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr.. J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 7445-7450 (2013).

3. On the Existence of Magnetic Superatoms.          
X. Zhang, Y. Wang, H. Wang, A. Lim, G. Gantefor, K.H. Bowen, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135 4856-61 (2013).

2. Probing the Magic Numbers of Aluminum-Magnesium Cluster anions and their reactivity with Oxygen. 
Z. Luo, C.J. Grover, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135 4307-13 (2013).

1. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Bimetallic Atom-Precise Ligand Protected  Cluster, Ag4Ni2(DMSA)4.
S.R. Biltek, S. Mandal, A. Sen,  A.C. Reber, A.F. Pedicini, S.N. Khanna. J. Amer. Chem. Soc.135, 26-29 (2013).
M.B. Abreu, C. Powell, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna. J. Amer. Chem. Soc.134, 20507-20512 (2012).

14. Spin Accommodation and Reactivity of Silver Clusters with Oxygen: enhanced stability of Ag13-
Z. Luo, G.U. Gamboa, J.C. Smith, A.C. Reber, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr.  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 134, 18973-18978 (2012).

13. Quantum Spin Transport through magnetic superatom dimer (Cs8V-Cs8V).
L. Zhu, S.N. Khanna.  J. Chem. Phys. 137, 164311 (2012).

12. Magnetism of electrons in atoms and superatoms. 
V. Medel, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna.  J. Appl Phys. 112, 064313 (2012).

11. Edge-Induced Reactivity of Large Aluminum Cluster Anions with Alcohols.  
A.C. Reber, P.J. Roach, W.H. Woodward, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr. J. Phys. Chem. 116, 8085-8091 (2012).
10. Synthesis, structure, and band gap energy of covalently linked cluster-assembled materials.
S. Mandal, A.C. Reber, M. Qian, R.Liu, H.M. Saavedra, S.Sen, P.S. Weiss,  S.N. Khanna, A. Sen. Dalton Trans.  41, 12365-12377 (2012).

9. Magnetic properties of Co2C and Co3C nanoparticles and their assemblies.
K.J. Carroll, Z.J. Huba, S.R. Spurgeon, M. Qian, S.N. Khanna, D.M. Hudgins, M.L. Tahen, E.E. Carpenter. Appl Phys. Lett. 101, 012409 (2012).

8. Palladium in the Gap: Cluster Assemblies with Band Edges Localized on Linkers.
A.C. Reber, S. Mandal, M. Qian, H.M. Saavedra, P.S. Weiss, S.N. Khanna, A. Sen. J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 10207-10214 (2012).

7. Metallic and Molecular Orbital Concepts in XMg8 clusters: X=Be-F.
V. Medel, A.C. Reber, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna. J. Chem. Phys. 136, 134311 (2012).

6. Nature of the bonding, surface relaxation and charge transfer of Au dimmers on an Mg0(100) surface.
Q. Quintanar, R. Caballero, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna. Rev. Mex. Fis. 58(1), 77-85 (2012).

5. On the stability of an unsupported mercury-mercury bond linking group 15 Zintl clusters.
S. Mandal, A.C. Reber, M. Qian, R. Liu, H.M. Saavedra, S. Sen, P.S. Weiss, S.N. Khanna, A. Sen. Dalton Transactions. 41, 5454-5457 (2012).
4. Enhanced oxygen binding through surface mediated ionic bonds.  
S.V. Ong, S.N. Khanna. Surf. Sci. 606, 965-970  (2012).

J.U. Reveles, A.M. Koester, P. Calaminici, S.N. Khanna. J. Chem. Phys. 136, 114505 (2012).