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Electronic Structure and Properties of Magnetic Clusters and Nanotubes

Xiao Cheng Zen

The objectives of this seed are to investigate electronic structure and magnetic properties of free cobalt clusters and metal-encapsulated silicon tubular clusters, and to explore nanomagnetism of cobalt clusters embedded in a wide-bandgap semiconducting AlN matrix. We will determine low-lying geometric structure of Con clusters and SinM (M = Fe, Co, and Ni) tubular clusters, including their electronic structure, ionization potential and magnetic moments.
AlN is the widest band-gap semiconductor and is the only III-V based Al semiconductor compound with a direct bandgap.

Electronic Structure and Properties of Magnetic Clusters and Nanotubes