On the crystal structure of nanosized gold particles

M. José-Yacamán, M. Miki-Yoshida, S. Tehuacanero, C. Zorrilla

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We have studied the crystalline structure of gold nanoparticles using electron diffraction of individual clusters. A transmission electron microscope coupled with an STEM attachment was used for the analysis. We found that the as-grown gold particles often show tetragonal or orthorhombic distortions and, thus, depart from the standard FCC structure. In addition, several particles have diffraction patterns corresponding to an hexagonal lattice which is contained in the FCC basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalNanostructured Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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