What is the difference between nanoparticle and nanoclusters?

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Best example is gold nano-clusters (see the JACS publication) - clusters may have fluoresence properties which nano-particles do not have. 

I however agree with you that we never find a formal definition of nanoclustes - can we define it as a organized cluster of nanoparticles, which are constrained and partially  confined by a matrix ( e.g. a polymeric backbone) . It is such confinements that provides the emerging properties. 

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