Perspective on Metal-Chalcogenide Clusters has been named an Editor's choice in the Journal of Chemical Physics.
September 28, 2021
A paper by VCU physicists has been named an Editor's choice by the Journal of Chemical Physics. The paper on Metal-Chalcogenide clusters is entitled "The superatomic state beyond conventional magic numbers: Ligated metal chalcogenide superatoms". It was written by Department Chair Shiv Khanna, Professor Arthur Reber, a postdoc, Dr. Turbasu Sengupta, and graduate students Dinesh Bista and Ryan Lamber. The paper details how the superatom concept, that certain cluster may have a well-defined valence that allows for the properties of the cluster to be organized in something like a third dimension of the periodic table.