Two-step liquid drop model for binary, metal-rich clusters

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It is shown that differences observed between the ionization potentials of the molecular-doped metallic clusters and those corresponding to the bare metallic ones can be explained by a two-step approach of the classical Liquid Drop Model. This approach takes into account the distinct physical properties of the interface between the molecular core and the metallic shell. Also, it is shown that the presence of the molecular core may act in the determination of the predominant channel of the coulombic fission. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Oct 30 2000

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Funding Information:
This project has financially been supported by the Fund for Scientific Research — Flanders (Belgium) (F.W.O.). I thank R.E. Silverans and P. Lievens for their kind hospitality during my stay in Leuven.

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