Electronic Structure of Bimetallic FemAln (m+n=6) Clusters
Theoretical study on the electronic structure of small FemAln(m+n=6) clusters has been carried out at the BPW91 level, and the electronic structures, binding energy and vertical ionization potential of clusters were evaluated. For the stable clusters, the iron atoms gather together and form a maximum of Fe-Fe bonds, and the aluminum atoms locate around Fe core with a maximum of Fe-Al bonds. The binding energy and vertical ionization potential show that the Fe5Al, Fe4Al2 and Fe3Al3 clusters have higher stability, which results provide insight into the properties of iron-aluminides can be obtained from a finite size cluster model.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
S. G. Chen et al., "Electronic Structure of Bimetallic FemAln (m+n=6) Clusters", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1333-1336, 2009