Here you can find our publications. The list is updated periodically.  For a comprehensive updated list of publications, please go here.

2004-2016 | 2016-2020 | 2021 – Present

2021 – Present

37) N. Pollard, A. Clayborne “Understanding the Impact of Composition on the Geometry, Electronic Structure and Spectroscopic Profile of an Atomically Precise Gold-Phosphine Cluster” submitted 2022

36) L. Qiao, N. Pollard, R. Senanayake, Z. Yang, M. Kim, A. Ali, M.T. Hoang, N. Yao, Y. Han, R. Hernandez, A. Clayborne, M. Jones “Particle of Cluster: On the Atomic Structure of Seeds Used in Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis” submitted 2022

35) F. Fetzer, N. Pollard, N. C. Michenfelder, M. Strienz, A. N. Unterreiner; A. Z. Clayborne, A. Schnepf “Au20(tBu3P3): A Highly Symmetric Metalloid Gold Cluster in Oxidation State 0″ Agnewandte Chemie 61 (2022)

34) J. Huang, K. I. E. Callender, K. Qin, M. Girgis, M. Paige, Z. Yang, A. Z. Clayborne, C. Luo “Halogenated Carboxylates as Organic Anodes for Stable and Sustainable Sodium-Ion Batteries” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2022) DOI:10.1021/acsami.2c07383

33) F. Fetzer, C. Schrenk, N. Pollard, A. Adeagbo, A. Z. Clayborne, A. Schnepf “A new reductant in gold cluster chemistry gives a superatomic gold gallium cluster” Chemical Communications 57, 3551-3554 (2021)

2016 – 2020 

32) A. Adeagbo, T. Wei, A.Z. Clayborne “Computational comparative analysis of small atomically precise copper clusters” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 124, 6504-6510 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c03992

31) S. Kenzler, F. Fetzer, C. Schrenk, N. Pollard, A.R. Frojd, A. Z. Clayborne, A. Schnepf “Simple synthesis and characterization of three multi-shell metalloid gold clusters” Agnewandte Chemie 58, 5902 (2019)

30) M. Samieegohar, F. Sha, A. Z. Clayborne, T. Wei “ReaxFF MD simulations of peptide-grafted gold nanoparticles”, Langmuir 35, 5029-5036 (2019)

29) C. Du, X. Liu, G Ye, X. Gao, Z. Zhuang, P. Li, D. Xiang, X. Li, A.Z. Clayborne, X. Zhou, W. Chen “Balancing the micro-mesopores matters for activity maximization of N-doped carbonaceous electrocatalysts in the oxygen reduction reaction” ChemSusChem 12, 1017 (2019) 

28) O. Kysliak, D.D. Nguyen, A.Z. ClayborneA. Schnepf  “[PtZn2Ge18(Hyp)8] (Hyp = Si(SiMe3)3) – a neutral polynuclear chain compound with Ge9(Hyp)3units” Inorganic Chemistry 57, 12603 – 12609 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01757  

27) Y. Lu, C. Zhang, X. Li, W. Xing, A. R. Frojd, A. Clayborne, W. Chen “Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Au25 clusters by Single Platinum Atom Doping” Nano Energy 50, 316-322 (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.05.052

26) S. Kenzler, C. Schrenk, A. R. Frojd, H. Häkkinen, A. Clayborne, A. Schnepf “Au70S20(PPh3)12: An intermediate sized metalloid gold cluster stabilized by the Au4S4 ring motif and Au-PPh3 groups” Chemical Communications 54, 248-251 (2018) DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08014J

25)  H-J. Chun, V. Apaja, A. Clayborne, K. Honkala, J. Greely “Atomistic Insights into Nitrogen-Cycle Electrochemistry: a Combined DFT and kinetic Monte Carlo Analysis of NO Electrochemical Reduction on Pt(100)” ACS Catalysis  7, pp 3869–3882 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00547

24) X. Gao, S. He, C. Zhang, C. Du, X. Chen, A. Clayborne, W. Chen “Single Crystal Sub-Nanometer Sized Cu6(SR)6 Clusters: Structure, Photophysical Properties, and Electrochemical Sensing”  Advanced Science 3, 12 (2016) doi: 10.1002/advs.201600126

2004 – 2015 

23)  A. ClayborneH-J. Chun, R.B. Rankin, J. Greely “Elucidation of Pathways for NO Electroreduction on Pt(111) from First Principles” Angewandte Chemie 54, pp. 8255 – 8258 (2015)

22)  J. Lindgren, A. Clayborne, L. Lehtovaara “Optical Properties of Monolayer-Protected Aluminum Clusters: Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory Study” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 19539 (2015)DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05894

21)  M. Klinger, C. Schenk, F. Henke, A. Clayborne, A. Schnepf, A. –N. Unterreiner “UV photoexcitation of a Metalloid Ge9 Cluster: Ultrafast Response in the Solvent Tetrahydrofuran and DFT studies” Chemical Communications 51 (61), 12278-12281 (2015)

20)  E. N. Yitamben, A. Clayborne, S. Darling, N. Guisinger, “L-Tryptophan on Cu(111): Engineering a Molecular Labyrinth driven by Indole Groups” Nanotechnology 26, 235604 (2015)

19)  E. Pohjolainen, H. Häkkinen, A. Clayborne “The Role of the Anchor Atom in the Ligand of the Monolayer-Protected Au25(XR)18 Nanocluster” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 9587 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01068

18)  C. Schrenk, B. Gerke, R. Pöttgen, A. Clayborne, A. Schnepf  “First Reactions with a Metalloid Tin Cluster{Sn10[Si(SiMe3)3]4}2-: Ligand Elimination vs. Coordination Chemistry” Chemistry – A European Journal 218222 (2015).

*Published under P.A. Clayborne prior to 2014

17)  C. Rocha, P.A. Clayborne, P. Koskinen, H. Häkkinen  “Optical and Electronic Properties of Graphene Nanoribbons upon adsorption of Ligand-protected Aluminum Clusters” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 3538 (2014)

16) P.A. Clayborne and H. Häkkinen “The Electronic Structure of Ge9[Si(SiMe3)3]3: A Superantiatom Complex”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14, 9311 (2012).

15) P.A. Clayborne,O. Lopez-Acevedo, H. Grönbeck, R.L. Whetten, H. Häkkinen “Evidence of Superatom Electronic Shells in Ligand-stabilized Aluminum Clusters” Journal of Chemistry Physics 135, 094701 (2011).

14) O. Lopez-Acevedo, P.A. Clayborne, H. Häkkinen “On the Electronic Structure of Ligand protected Gold, Aluminum and Gallium Clusters” Physics Review B 84, 035434 (2011).

13) P.A. Clayborne, O. Lopez-Acevedo, H. Grönbeck, R.L. Whetten, H. Häkkinen “Al50Cp*12 Cluster: A 138-eletron Closed Shell (L=6) Superatom” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 17, 2649 (2011).

12) P.A. Clayborne, U. Gupta, J.J. Melko, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, and A.W. Castleman, Jr. “The Applicability of Three Dimensional Aromaticity in BiSnn Zintl Analogues” Journal of Chemical Physics 133, 134302 (2010).

11) J.J. Melko, P.A. Clayborne, C.E. Jones, Jr., J.U. Reveles, U. Gupta, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman, Jr. “A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of AlnX (n = 1-5, X = As, Sb) Clusters: Evidence of the Jellium Model and Aromaticity”  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 2045 (2010).

10) P.A. Clayborne, C.E. Jones, U. Gupta, J.J. Melko, A.W. Castleman, Jr. and S.N. Khanna “Structural Evolution of Triniobium Carbide Clusters: Evidence of Large Cn Chains (n = 3-4) in Nb3Cn (n = 5 – 10) Clusters” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 3 (2010).

9)   J.U. Reveles, P.A. Clayborne, A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, K. Pradhan, P. Sen, M.R. Pederson, “Designer Magnetic Superatoms” Nature Chemistry 1, 310 (2009).

8)   C.E. Jones, P.A. Clayborne, J.U. Reveles, U.U. Gupta, J.J. Melko, A.W. Castleman, Jr. and S.N. Khanna “AlnBi Clusters: Transitions Between Aromatic and Jellium Stability” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112, 51 (2008).

7)  U. Gupta, A.C. Reber, P.A. Clayborne, J.J. Melko, S.N. Khanna, and A.W. Castleman Jr. “Effect of Charge and Composition on the Structural Fluxionality and Stability of Nine Atom Tin-Bismuth Zintl Analogs” Inorganic Chemistry 47, 23 (2008).

6)  A.C. Reber, S. Paranthaman, P.A. Clayborne, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman Jr.”From SiO molecules to Silicates in Circumstellar Space: Atomic Structures, Growth Patterns, and Optical Signatures of SinOm Clusters” ACS Nano 2, 1729 (2008).

5)   K.L. Knappenberger, Jr., P.A. Clayborne, J.U. Reveles, M.A. Sobhy, C.E. Jones, Jr., U. Gupta, S.N. Khanna, I. Iordanov, J. Sofo, and A.W. Castleman, Jr. “Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Investigation of Diniobium Carbon Clusters” ACS Nano 1, 4 (2007).

4)   P. Clayborne, N.O. Jones, A.C. Reber, J.U. Reveles, M.C. Qian, and S.N. Khanna. “Superatoms and their assemblies based on Alkali and Super-alkali Motifs” Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 7, p.417 (2007).

3)   A.W. Castleman, Jr., A.C. Reber, P.A. Clayborne, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna, and A. Ali “Formation of Silicate Grains in Circumstellar Environments: Experiment, Theory and Observations” NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Proceedings, Edited by: P.F. Weck and V.H.S. Kwong, (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2006), p.144.

2)  A.C. Reber, P.A. Clayborne, J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna, A.W. Castleman, Jr., and A. Ali. “Origin of Silicate Grains and Silicon Nanoparticles in Circumstellar Environments” Nanoletters 6, 6  (2006).

1)   P.A. Clayborne, T.C. Nelson, T.C. Devore “Temperature programmed desorption-FTIR  investigation of C1-C5 primary alcohols adsorbed on g-alumina” Applied Catalysis A  257, 225 (2004).