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Fragmentation and Coulomb explosion of multicharged small boron clusters

Taş, Murat and Akman, Nurten and Özdoğan, Cem and Boustani, İhsan (2012) Fragmentation and Coulomb explosion of multicharged small boron clusters. Physical Review B, 85 (23). ISSN 1098-0121

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.85.235445

Abstract

We extensively study the fragmentation and Coulomb explosion of multiply charged small boron clusters B-n (n = 2-13), where n is the cluster size. Our calculations are based on ab initio quantum-chemistry methods. Highly charged unstable clusters dissociate spontaneously into several neutral or charged fragments, and large amounts of energy are produced, depending on the charge of the parent cluster. We argue that this mechanism makes boron clusters a clean, safe, and cheap energetic material.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Article Number: 235445
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:19187
Deposited By:Murat Taş
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 16:21
Last Modified:20 Jul 2012 10:48

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