Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Synthesizing a Superatom: Opening Doors to their Use as Substitutes for Elemental Atoms

Successful Superatom Synthesis with Method Allowing Structural Control

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and ERATO Japan Science and Technology have demonstrated how superatoms of a desired valency, stability, and volume can be synthesized in a solution medium by altering the number of atoms in a cluster structure. This is an important step in realizing the practical application of superatom clusters as substitutes for elements in chemical reactions.