On the formation enthalpies and bandgaps of linear, cyclic and cubic neutral sodium chloride clusters (NaCl)ₙ, n = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

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Jasinski, S. C. and Zeinalipour-Yazdi, C. 2022. On the formation enthalpies and bandgaps of linear, cyclic and cubic neutral sodium chloride clusters (NaCl)ₙ, n = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10. Materials Today Communications. 31 (Art. 103733). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2022.103733
AuthorsJasinski, S. C. and Zeinalipour-Yazdi, C.
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We have taken a detailed molecular mechanics and DFT investigation of various linear, cyclic, cubic 2D and cubic 3D structures of neutral sodium chloride clusters. Our results explain the stability of these structures and calculate the lattice formation enthalpy and the bandgaps of these structures. We find that linear chains of NaCl clusters have a significantly smaller bandgap than cyclic and cubic clusters. This may find use in the use of new NaCl clusters geometries for applications in photovoltaics and high-speed infrared induced electronics.

Journal Materials Today Communications
Journal citation31 (Art. 103733)
ISSN2352-4928
Year2022
PublisherElsevier
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Deposited13 Jun 2022
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