Tuning Properties in Silver Clusters

Chakra Prasad Joshi, Megalamane Siddaramappa Bootharaju, Osman Bakr

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3023-3035
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Jul 20 2015


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