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Cluster Beam Source System

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Deposition of size selected metalic clusters for various applications Purchased as part of the ERDF funded Creating and Characterisating Next Generation of Advanced Materials Project the Size Selected Cluster Beam can explore size-dependent physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles. The technique is inspired by the expectation that due to nanoparticles reduced dimensionality novel properties can arise that are not present in the bulk counterparts. The state-of-the-art high vacuum system consists of a magnetron sputtering gas condensation cluster beam source and a unique lateral time-of-flight mass filter. This system allows synthesis of size-selected nanoparticles up to 75000 atoms with a mass resolution of M/?M ? 130. The size-selected cluster beam can be deposited onto many support materials at various impact (kinetic) energies and pinned by surface defects

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