superatom

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su·per·at·om

 (so͞o′pər-ăt′əm)

superatom

(ˈsuːpərˌætəm)
n
(Atomic Physics) physics a cluster of atoms behaving in certain ways like a single atom
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In consideration of instability of atomic clusters in high temperature, they have less influence on atomic transport properties, such as the viscosity.
Research leader Dr Kyriakos Porfyrakis, head of laboratory for carbon nanomaterials at St Anne's College, Oxford, said: "It is possible to insert a variety of useful atoms or atomic clusters into the hollow interior of these ball-like molecules, giving them new and intriguing abilities.
They cover the challenge of predicting atomic structure; the genetic algorithm in real-space representation; predicting crystal structure; optimizing atomic clusters; the atomic structure of surfaces, interfaces, and nanowires; other methodologies for investigating atomic structure; and outlook.
Searching for the ground-state structures of the atomic clusters, especially the mixed clusters, is a difficult task.
Material from the conference is in sections on many-body techniques, the density functional method and its applications, atomic clusters, phase transitions, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation, electronic phenomena in solids and plasmas, theoretical aspects of hydrogen fuel cells, quark-gluon dynamics for hadronic matter, and nuclear structure.
The photoelectron mean free path is large at the low photoelectron energies of the XANES region, so accurate XANES calculations require large atomic clusters and remain challenging on even the fastest single processor machines.
By implanting tiny atomic clusters in a commonplace electronic component, researchers have created a device that may hasten the arrival of exotic technologies that rely on quantum mechanics.
Bottom-up fabrication nanotechnologies, by contrast, manipulate single atoms into atomic clusters or molecules, and these into larger structures, like building blocks of exceedingly small dimensions.
These atomic clusters, or unit cells, are layered into periodic arrays that comprise metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and other materials.
de Valladolid, Spain) presents some of the main developments in atomic clusters to graduate students in nanoscience, molecular sciences, and condensed matter and to scientists interested in entering the field of atomic clusters.