(Tokyo University of Science) Ligand-protected metal clusters in assembled structures show peculiar properties, which are different from those of corresponding bulk metals. These properties have promising applications in a wide variety of fields, especially nanotechnology and materials science. In a recent study, researchers from Tokyo University of Science reveal the main factors that influence how assembled structures are formed from metal clusters.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/tuos-hml020520.php