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Experimental study of nanoscale metal clusters using synchrotron radiation excited photoelectron spectroscopy

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Author: Mikkelä, Mikko-Heikki1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: 2013
Publish Date: 2013-01-21
Thesis type: Doctoral Dissertation
Defence Note: Academic Dissertation to be presented with the assent of the Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, for public discussion in the Auditorium L10, on February 1st, 2013, at 12 o’clock noon.
Tutor: Professor Marko Huttula
Reviewer: Professor Arnaldo N. de Brito
Doctor Robert Richter
Opponent: Doctor Matthias Neeb
Kustos: Professor Marko Huttula


In this work an experimental study of size varied, neutral, and free metal clusters using synchrotron radiation excited photoelectron spectroscopy was performed. The combined core-level and valence photoelectron spectroscopic investigation indicates metallic properties for nanoscale Rb, K, Sn, and Bi clusters. In the case of Sn the experimental results suggest a metal-to-insulator transition occurring at the studied size range. In addition to the experimental results the technical implementation of the cluster production set-up is presented and jellium-model-based simulations are compared with the experimental results of the Rb and K clusters.

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Series: Report series in physical sciences
ISSN: 1239-4327
ISSN-L: 1239-4327
ISBN: 978-952-62-0079-8
ISBN Print: 978-952-62-0078-1
Issue: 81
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