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Research Interests.  Our research program focuses on understanding the fundamental features which control the properties of clusters.  One of the organizing principles in this work is the superatom concept, which allows the robust prediction of the stability and reactivity of clusters by assigning them an effective valence which is analogous forming a 3rd dimension of the periodic table.  We focus on understanding cluser assembled materials, magnetic properties, and reactivity, and have worked to understand and exploit these features.

 News and Highlights.

September 28, 2021. Our perspective on Metal-Chalcogenide Clusters has been names an Editor's choice in the Journal of Chemical Physics.
August 11, 2021.
Our Paper on Linked Semiconductor/Metal clusters has been published in PCCP.
February 25, 2021.
Our Paper on Electron Dynamics in Ag assemblies with Prof. Sukhendu Mandal has been published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
November 3, 2020. Our paper on Linked Fe clusters has been published in J. Phys Chem A. Cover Art.

Recent Publications.

The Superatomic State Beyond Convential Magic Numbers: Ligated Metal-Chalcogenide Clusters.
S.N. Khanna, A.C. Reber, D. Bista, T. Sengupta, and R. Lambert. J. Chem. Phys. 155, 120901 (2021).

Electron Transport Properties of PAl12 based superatom complexes.
J. Shen, H. He, T. Sengupta, D. Bista, A.C. Reber, R. Pandey, and S.N. Khanna. Nanoscale Advances, ASAP (2021).

Developing Efficient Suzuki Cross-Coupling Catalysts by Doping Palladium Clusters with Silver.
T. Sengupta, D. Bista and, S.N. Khanna. ACS Catalysis, ASAP (2021).

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