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Structure determination of gold clusters by trapped ion electron diffraction: Au14–Au19

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The structures of mass-selected gold cluster anions Au14–Au19 have been reinvestigated using an improved low temperature trapped ion electron diffraction experiment. Structures were assigned by comparing experimental with simulated scattering functions using model structures obtained by density functional calculations. Flat three-dimensional structures are found for Au14 and Au15, hollow cages for Au16–Au18 and a tetrahedral structure is found for Au19. For several clusters in this series, our assignments differ distinctly from previous assignments.

Graphical abstract: Structure determination of gold clusters by trapped ion electron diffraction: Au14−–Au19−

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Submitted
25 Nov 2008
Accepted
12 Feb 2009
First published
25 Mar 2009

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 4344-4350
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Structure determination of gold clusters by trapped ion electron diffraction: Au14–Au19

A. Lechtken, C. Neiss, M. M. Kappes and D. Schooss, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 4344
DOI: 10.1039/B821036E

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