Self-consistent density functional (DF) calculations were used to investigate and compare the chemical properties of Ti8C12, T14C13 and a bulk TiC(001) surface. It was observed that the bulk surface is much more tightly bonded than the nanocluster, and thus the nanocluster has a much higher chemical activity.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry