Silver-sulfur Supertetrahedral Clusters: Filling A Gap In The Field Of Metal-Chalcogenide Tetrahedral Clusters
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An Xiao is affiliated with Huaqiao University.

                       

Silver-sulfur Supertetrahedral Clusters: Filling A Gap In The Field Of Metal-Chalcogenide Tetrahedral Clusters

Metal chalcogenide supertetrahedral clusters (SCs) are regular tetrahedrally shaped fragments of the cubic semiconducting ZnS type lattice. SCs can be looked upon as the smallest semiconductor nanoparticles and show interesting electrical and optical properties. Unlike colloidal nanoparticles, SCs are mono-dispersed and component-precise, thus their atom-precise molecular structures can be obtained from single crystal X-ray diffraction, which may provide deep insight into the structure-function relationships. Generally, in the area of SCs, metal ions having one particular oxidation state (M2+, M3+ or...

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