program focuses on understanding the fundamental
features which control the properties of clusters.
One of the organizing principles in this
work is the superatom
concept, which allows the robust prediction of the
stability and reactivity of clusters by assigning
them an effective valence which is analogous
forming a 3rd dimension of the periodic table.
We focus on understanding cluser assembled
materials, magnetic properties, and reactivity,
and have worked to understand and exploit these
Dynamics in Ag
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A Magnetic Superatomic Dimer with an Intense Internal Electric Field.
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