Recent findings of metal (M) encapsulated caged clusters of Si have opened up new avenues for developing novel nanoforms of Si for device applications. As compared to elemental Si clusters these have higher stabilities, high symmetries, as well as size selectivity that make them attractive for cluster assembled materials with desired properties. Thus, understanding the stability of these clusters against reactants was important for applications. This paper reports on the results of the stability of these novel clusters against interaction with H and predicted empty cage hydrogenated Si fullerenes.
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Feb 7|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)