Tuning Properties in Silver Clusters

Abstract
The properties of Ag nanoclusters are not as well understood as those of their more precious Au cousins. However, a recent surge in the exploration of strategies to tune the physicochemical characteristics of Ag clusters addresses this imbalance, leading to new insights into their optical, luminescence, crystal habit, metal-core, ligand-shell and environmental properties. In this Perspective, we provide an overview of the latest strategies along with a brief introduction of the theoretical framework necessary to understand the properties of silver nanoclusters and the basis for their tuning. The advances in cluster research and the future prospects presented in this Perspective will eventually guide the next large systematic study of nanoclusters, resulting in a single collection of data similar to the periodic table of elements.

Citation
Tuning Properties in Silver Clusters 2015:150709080724007 The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

DOI
10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00934

PubMed ID
26267198

Additional Links
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00934

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