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"Ligand-free" cluster quantized charging in an ionic liquid

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  • S.F.L. Mertens
  • C. Vollmer
  • A. Held
  • M.H. Aguirre
  • M. Walter
  • C. Janiak
  • T. Wandlowski
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number41
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)9735-9738
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


On a charge: The experimental capacitance per cluster (C) as a function of charge state (z, see picture) confirms the quantized charging of "ligand-free" metal clusters in an ionic liquid. DFT calculations indicate a switch in orientation of the ionic shell around the clusters when the sign of the charge changes, and explain the maximum capacitance at zero charge. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.