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Si10 and photoabsorption spectra of mid-sized silicon clusters

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The photoabsorption spectra of various isomers of Si10, Si9, Si11 and other silicon clusters are calculated using a tight-binding method. Remarkable similarities between the calculated results and the experimental spectra for mid-sized clusters are noted. It is suggested that the mid-sized clusters are composed of aggregates of smaller clusters.