Pressure loading of alkali-metal into nanopore of zeolite crystals and electronic states of nanoclusters

Takehito Nakano, Shingo Araki, Tomoko Kagayama, Yasuo Nozue

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In this article, we have developed pressure loading technique to extend the loading density of guest alkali metals in nanoporous crystals of zeolites. Zeolite crystals have solid framework and open regular nanospace. In the nanocages of zeolite crystals, s-electrons provided by the guest alkali metals occupy quantum electronic states of clusters successively. Under the pressure by the use of the pressure medium of alkali metals, we have observed significant change in the magnetic properties, indicating that the pressure loading increases loading densities which are closely related to the s-electron occupation at the quantum states of clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalReview of High Pressure Science and Technology/Koatsuryoku No Kagaku To Gijutsu
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Alkali metal
  • Cluster
  • Pressure loading
  • Superatom
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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