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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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The stability of anionic aluminum–nitrogen clusters has been examined and Al2N−, Al3N−2,Al5N−2, Al6N−3, Al8N−3, and Al9N−2 are found to be particularly stable. Theoreticaldensity functional calculations on neutral and anionic AlnN (n=1–8) clusters were performed and the stability and reaction energetics with oxygen examined. Clusters requiring less than 5.7 eV to remove an electron and an Al atom are shown to be resistant to the reaction with oxygen.
Leskiw, B. D., Castleman, A. W., Ashman, C., et al. Reactivity and electronic structure of aluminum clusters: The aluminum–nitrogen system. The Journal of Chemical Physics 114, 1165 (2001). Copyright © 2001 AIP Publishing LLC.
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VCU Physics Publications