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## Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite

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Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite. / Di Paola, Cono; Pavan, Luca; D'Agosta, Roberto; Baletto, Francesca .

In: Nanoscale, Vol. 9, No. 40, 28.10.2017, p. 15658-15665.

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Di Paola, C, Pavan, L, D'Agosta, R & Baletto, F 2017, 'Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite', Nanoscale, vol. 9, no. 40, pp. 15658-15665. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR03533K

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Di Paola, C., Pavan, L., D'Agosta, R., & Baletto, F. (2017). Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite. Nanoscale, 9(40), 15658-15665. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR03533K

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Di Paola C, Pavan L, D'Agosta R, Baletto F. Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite. Nanoscale. 2017 Oct 28;9(40):15658-15665. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR03533K

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Di Paola, Cono ; Pavan, Luca ; D'Agosta, Roberto ; Baletto, Francesca . / Structural stability and uniformity of magnetic Pt13 nanoparticles in NaY zeolite. In: Nanoscale. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 40. pp. 15658-15665.

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abstract = "Based on first-principles calculations, the structural stability and magnetic variety of Pt13 nanoparticles encapsulated in a NaY zeolite were investigated. Among 50 stable isomers in the gas phase, due to geometrical constraints, only 1/3 of those clusters can be inserted in the zeolite pores. Based on first-principles calculations, the structural stability and magnetic variety of Pt$_{13}$ nanoparticles encapsulated in a NaY zeolite are investigated. Among 50 stable isomers in the gas phase, due to geometrical constraints, only about 1/3 of those clusters can be inserted in the zeolite pores. Severe structural rearrangements occur depending on whether the solid angle at the Pt vertex bound to the super-cage is larger than 2 sr (i.e., icosahedron). The most relevant example is the structural instability of the icosahedron and, when including van der Walls dispersion forces the opening of the gas phase global minimum towards a new L-shaped cubic wire, otherwise unstable. The total magnetisation of the encapsulated Pt$_{13}$ decreases due to the stabilisation of less coordinated isomers, with the majority of clusters characterised by a total magnetisation of 2 $\mu_B$, while the majority of free clusters exhibits a threefold value. This analysis allows understanding the magnetic behaviour observed in recent experiments through the variety of the isomers which can be accommodated in the zeolite pore.",
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