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Issue 24, 2014
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Discovery of a silicon-based ferrimagnetic wheel structure in VxSi12 (x = 1–3) clusters: photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory investigation

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Abstract

Our studies show that VSi12 adopts a V-centered hexagonal prism with a singlet spin state. The addition of the second V atom leads to a capped hexagonal antiprism for V2Si12 in a doublet spin state. Most interestingly, V3Si12 exhibits a ferrimagnetic, bicapped hexagonal antiprism wheel-like structure with a total spin of 4μB.

Graphical abstract: Discovery of a silicon-based ferrimagnetic wheel structure in VxSi12− (x = 1–3) clusters: photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory investigation

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Submitted
07 Jun 2014
Accepted
09 Sep 2014
First published
11 Sep 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 14617-14621
Article type
Communication
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Discovery of a silicon-based ferrimagnetic wheel structure in VxSi12 (x = 1–3) clusters: photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory investigation

X. Huang, H. Xu, S. Lu, Y. Su, R. B. King, J. Zhao and W. Zheng, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 14617
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR03130J

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