Structure analysis of large argon clusters from gas-phase electron diffraction data: some recent results

B.W. van de Waal

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An up-to-date overview of recent developments in the structure elucidation of large ArN-clusters (103<N<105), employing gas-phase electron diffraction data, is given. Although a satisfactory model for N3000 had been found in 1996, the size range beyond N10,000 presents new and unexpected problems. Two approaches, to attack these problems, are discussed. The quest for the Ar cluster structure is placed in the context of the rare gas solid (RGS)-problem: why are RGSs fcc?
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of molecular structure
Issue number485-486
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Structure
  • Electron diffraction
  • IR-74184
  • METIS-128666
  • Molecular clusters
  • Crystal growth
  • Argon

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