Decagonal and hexagonal structures in small gold particles

M. José-Yacamán, R. Herrera, A. Gómez, S. Tehuacanero, P. Schabes-Retchkiman

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In the present work we report the study of gold particles using HREM and image processing. Particles which are not conventional fcc are discussed as well as penta-twinned particles which show twin boundaries that do not join along a common point. It is shown that there are particles with an hcp structure. This structure is probably due to repeated faulting and excess vacancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-256
Number of pages9
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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