Selected Publications Selected Publications


Books and Review Papers

  1. Zhixun Luo and Shiv Khanna, <<Metal Clusters and Their Reactivity>>, Springer Nature Pte Ltd., 2020.
  2. Zhixun Luo*,Castleman, A. W.,Jr.* Special and General Superatoms. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2931-2940.
  3. Zhixun Luo*A. W. Castleman, Jr.*, and Shiv N. Khanna*. Reactivity of Metal Clusters. Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 14456−14492
  4. Yuhan Jia, Zhixun Luo*, Thirteen-atom metal clusters for genetic materials, Coord. Chem. Rev.2019, 400, 213053.
  5. Baoqi Yin and Zhixun Luo*, Coinage Metal Clusters: From Superatom Chemistry to Genetic Materials, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2021, 429, 213643.
  6.  Chao-Nan Cui;  Han-Yua Zhang;  Zhi-Xun Luo*; Feng Pan, Preparation and Reaction of Naked Metal Clusters for Catalysis and Genetic Materials. Chinese J. Struct. Chem. 2020, 39, 989-998.
  7. Zhixun Luo, Deep Ultraviolet Single-Photon Ionization Mass Spectrometry. In Mass Spectrometry (Ed.: M. Aliofkhazraei), InTech, 2017
  8. Zhixun Luo*, Jiannian Yao. Book Chapter 2:Raman Investigations of Atmoic/Molecular Clusters & Aggregates. in《Raman Spectroscpy and Applications》edited by Khan Maaz, 2017, (ISBN 978-953-51-2908-0), pp31-59.

Instrument development

  1. Benben Huang, Haiming Wu, Mengzhou Yang, Zhixun Luo*, An integrated instrument of a tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer for cluster reaction and soft-landing deposition  Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2022, in production.
  2. Hanyu Zhang, Haiming Wu, Yuhan Jia, Lijun Geng, Zhixun Luo*, Hongbing Fu and Jiannian Yao, An integrated instrument of DUV-IR photoionization mass spectrometry and spectroscopy for neutral clusters. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2019, 90 (7), 073101.
  3. Chengqian Yuan, Xianhu Liu, Chenghui Zeng, Hanyu Zhang,Meiye Jia,Yishi Wu, Zhixun Luo*,Hongbing Fu*,and Jiannian Yao*. All-solid-state deep ultraviolet laser for single-photon ionization mass spectrometry. Rev. Sci. Instrum.2016, 87, 024102.
  4. Hanyu Zhang;  Lijun Geng;  Yuhan Jia;  Xin Lei; Zhixun Luo*, A 45-degree ion-extraction photoelectron velocity map imaging apparatus coupled to the DUV-IR mass spectrometry and spectroscopy instrument. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2022.  Doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2022.116932.
  5. Zhixun Luo;  W. H. Woodward;  J. C. Smith; A. W. Castleman, Growth kinetics of Al clusters in the gas phase produced by a magnetron-sputtering source. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2012, 309, 176-181.  Doi:DOI 10.1016/j.ijms.2011.09.016.

Journal Publications

  1. Lijun Geng;  Chaonan Cui;  Baoqi Yin;  Hanyu Zhang;  Yuhan Jia; Zhixun Luo*, Co12C12-——metallo-carbospherenes: a new class of magic clusters for hydrogen storage. Science Bulletin 2022.  Doi:10.1016/j.scib.2022.10.004.
  2. Lijun Geng, Mouyi Weng, Cong-Qiao Xu, Hanyu Zhang, Chaonan Cui, Haiming Wu, Xin Chen, Mingyu Hu, Hai Lin, Zhen-Dong Sun, Xi Wang, Han-Shi Hu, Jun Li, Jiaxin Zheng, Zhixun Luo*, Feng Pan*, Jiannian Yao*, Co13O8—Metalloxocubes: A new class of perovskite-like neutral clusters with cubic aromaticity, Natl. Sci. Rev. 2021, 8(1), nwaa201.
  3. Benben Huang;  Hanyu Zhang;  Wen Gan;  Mengzhou Yang;  Zhixun Luo*; Jiannian Yao, Nb12+——Niobespherene: a full-metal hollow cage cluster with superatomic stability and resistant to CO attack. Natl. Sci. Rev. 2022, DOI:10.1093/nsr/nwac197.
  4. Baoqi Yin;  Qiuying Du;  Lijun Geng;  Hanyu Zhang;  Zhixun Luo*;  Si Zhou*; Jijun Zhao, Superatomic Signature and Reactivity of Silver Clusters with Oxygen: Double Magic Ag17– with Geometric and Electronic Shell Closure. CCS Chemistry 2021, 3, 1–13.
  5. Hanyu Zhang, Arthur C. Reber, Lijun Geng, Daniel Rabayda, Haiming Wu, Zhixun Luo*, Jiannian Yao, and Shiv N. Khanna*,Formation of Al+(C6H6)13: The Origin of Magic Number in Metal-benzene Clusters Determined by the Nature of the Core, CCS Chemistry. 2019, 1, 571-581.
  6. Chaonan Cui, Zhixun Luo*, Jiannian Yao, Enhanced Catalysis of PtClusters Supported on Graphene for N-H Bond Dissociation, CCS Chemistry. 2019, 1, 215-225.
  7. Chaonan Cui;  Yuhan Jia;  Hanyu Zhang;  Lijun Geng; Zhixun Luo*, Plasma-assisted Dinitrogen Activation via Dual Platinum Cluster Catalysis: A Strategy for Ammonia Synthesis under Mild Conditions. CCS Chemistry 2022, 1, 1-25. 
  8. Hanyu Zhang,# Haiming Wu,# Yuhan Jia, Baoqi Yin, Lijun Geng, Zhixun Luo* and Klavs Hansen. The Reactivity of Cationic Vanadium Clusters with Water: Hy-drogen Release from Single H2O Molecule on Vn + (3 ≤ n ≤ 30), Commun. Chem., 2020, 3, 148.
  9. Haiming Wu; Zhixun Luo, Chlorine-passivated superatom Al37 clusters for nonlinear optics. Sci. China Chem. 2018, 61 (12), 1619-1623.  Doi:10.1007/s11426-018-9316-4.
  10. Chengqian Yuan;  Pan An;  Jing Chen;  Zhixun Luo*; Jiannian Yao, Unraveling weak interactions in aniline-pyrrole dimer clusters. Sci. China Chem. 2016, 59 (10), 1270-1276.  Doi:10.1007/s11426-016-0105-8.
  11. Zheyi Liu;  Zhaoxian Qin;  Chaonan Cui;  Zhixun Luo;  Bing Yang;  You Jiang;  Can Lai;  Zhipeng Wang;  Xiaolei Wang;  Xiang Fang;  Gao Li*;  Fangjun Wang*;  Chunlei Xiao*; Xueming Yang, In-situ generation and global property profiling of metal nanoclusters by ultraviolet laser dissociation-mass spectrometry. Sci. China Chem. 2022, 65 (6), 1196-1203.  Doi:10.1007/s11426-022-1267-5.
  12. Haiming Wu;  Mengzhou Yang;  Benben Huang;  Wen Gan; Zhixun Luo, Ligand Accommodation Causes Altered Reactivity of Silver Clus-ters with Iodomethane: Superatomic Stability of Ag9I2+ in Mimick-ing XeF2. Sci. China Chem. 2022,  (1674-7291),  Doi:
  13. Zhixun Luo*#, Arthur C. Reber#, Meiye Jia, William H. Blades, Shiv N. Khanna* and A. W. Castleman. Jr.*. What determines if a ligand activates or passivates a superatom cluster?. Chem. Sci.2016, 7,3067-3074.
  14. Zhixun Luo#; Grover, C. J.#; Reber, A. C.; Khanna, S. N.*; Castleman, A. W., Jr*: Probing the Magic Numbers of Aluminum–Magnesium Cluster Anions and Their Reactivity toward Oxygen. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 4307-4313.
  15. Zhixun Luo*, Gamboa, G. U.; Smith, J. C.; Reber, A. C.; Reveles, J. U.; Khanna, S. N.; Castleman, A. W., Jr.*: Spin Accommodation and Reactivity of Silver Clusters with Oxygen: The Enhanced Stability of Ag13-J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 18973-18978.
  16. Zhixun Luo;Cheng, X.; Luo, Y.; Loo, B. H.; Peng, A.; Yao, J. N.*: Photo-Assisted Magnetization of Fullerene C60 with Magnetic-Field Trapped Raman Scattering.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 1130-1135.
  17. Zhixun Luo, Liu, Y.; Kang, L.; Wang, Y.; Fu, H.; Ma, Y.; Yao, J. N.*; Loo, B. H.: Controllable Nanonet Assembly Utilizing a Pressure-Difference Method Based on Anodic Aluminum Oxide Templates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200847, 8905 - 8908.
  18. Chaonan Cui;  Hongchao Zhang;  Ran Cheng;  Benben Huang; Zhixun Luo*, On the Nature of Three-Atom Metal Cluster Catalysis for N2 Reduction to Ammonia. ACS Catal. 2022, 14964-14975.  
  19. B. Huang;  H. Zhang;  L. Geng; Z. Luo, An Open-Shell Superatom Cluster Ta10- with Enhanced Stability by United d-d pi Bonds and d-Orbital Superatomic States. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2022, 9711-9717.  Doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c02410.
  20. Y. Jia, J. Li, M. Huang, L. Geng, H. Zhang, S. B. Cheng*, Y. Yi, Z. Luo*. Ladder oxygenation of group viii metal clusters and the formation of metalloxocubes M13O8+, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2022, 13, 733-739.
  21.  Yuhan Jia;  Xinlei Yu;  Hanyu Zhang;  Longjiu Cheng*; Zhixun Luo*, Tetrahedral Pt10– Cluster with Unique Beta Aromaticity and Superatomic Feature in Mimicking Methane. J. Phys. Chem.Lett. 2021, 5115-5122.
  22. Hanyu Zhang;  Mingzheng Zhang;  Yuhan Jia;  Lijun Geng;  Baoqi Yin;  Shunning Li;  Zhixun Luo*; Feng Pan*, Vanadium Cluster Neutrals Reacting with Water: Superatomic Features and Hydrogen Evolution in a Fishing Mode. J. Phys. Chem.Lett. 2021, 1593-1600.
  23. C. Cui, Y. Jia, H. Zhang, L. Geng, Zhixun Luo*, Plasma-Assisted Chain Reactions of Rh3+ Clusters with Dinitrogen: N identical withN Bond Dissociation. J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2020, 11, 8222-8230.
  24. B. Yin, Q. Du, L. Geng, H. Zhang, Zhixun Luo*, S. Zhou*and J. Zhao, Anionic Copper Clusters Reacting with NO: An Open-Shell Superatom Cu18, J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2020, 11, 5807-5814.
  25. Zhixun Luo;  Jordan C. Smith;  W. Hunter Woodward; A. W. Castleman, Jr.*. Reactivity of Aluminum Clusters with Water and Alcohols: Competition and Catalysis? J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 3818-3821.