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Insights into Geometries, Stabilities, Electronic Structures, Reactivity Descriptors, and Magnetic Properties of Bimetallic NimCun-m (m=1, 2; n=3-13) Clusters: Comparison with Pure Copper Clusters

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Title: Insights into Geometries, Stabilities, Electronic Structures, Reactivity Descriptors, and Magnetic Properties of Bimetallic NimCun-m (m=1, 2; n=3-13) Clusters: Comparison with Pure Copper Clusters
Authors: Singh, Raman K. Browse this author
Iwasa, Takeshi Browse this author
Taketsugu, Tetsuya Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: bimetallic cluster
reactivity
long-range corrected density functional theory
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2018
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Journal Title: Journal of computational chemistry
Volume: 39
Issue: 23
Start Page: 1878
End Page: 1889
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/jcc.25361
Abstract: A long-range corrected density functional theory (LC-DFT) was applied to study the geometric structures, relative stabilities, electronic structures, reactivity descriptors and magnetic properties of the bimetallic NiCun-1 and Ni2Cun-2 (n = 3-13) clusters, obtained by doping one or two Ni atoms to the lowest energy structures of Cu-n, followed by geometry optimizations. The optimized geometries revealed that the lowest energy structures of the NiCun-1 and Ni2Cun-2 clusters favor the Ni atom(s) situated at the most highly coordinated position of the host copper clusters. The averaged binding energy, the fragmentation energies and the second-order energy differences signified that the Ni doped clusters can continue to gain an energy during the growth process. The electronic structures revealed that the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energies of the LC-DFT are reliable and can be used to predict the vertical ionization potential and the vertical electron affinity of the systems. The reactivity descriptors such as the chemical potential, chemical hardness and electrophilic power, and the reactivity principle such as the minimum polarizability principle are operative for characterizing and rationalizing the electronic structures of these clusters. Moreover, doping of Ni atoms into the copper clusters carry most of the total spin magnetic moment. (c) 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Journal of Computational Chemistry, Volume39, Issue23, September 5, 2018, Pages 1878-1889, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/jcc.25361 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/75435
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