Size effect and shape stability of nanoparticles

J. L. Rodríguez-López, J. M. Montejano-Carrizales, J. P. Palomares-Báez, H. Barrón-Escobar, J. J. Velázquez-Salazar, J. M. Cabrera-Trujillo, M. José-Yacamán

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Nanoparticle research disciplines - chemical synthesis, applied physics and devices based on their physical-chemical properties, and computational physics - have been very active fields for the last 15 years or so, because of the potential and current applications in medicine, catalysis, energy storage, environment and electronics applications. This wide spectrum of disciplines and their applications keep metallic nanoparticles as one of the most promising nanostructures and their research as one of the cornerstones of nanotechnology. In this contribution we present a comprehensive and extended geometrical description for the most common shapes and structures for metallic nanoparticles, as well as experimental results for these geometries with some variations given by truncations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSize Effects in Metals, Semiconductors and Inorganic Compounds
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780878492657
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Clusters
  • Crystallography
  • Geometrical characteristics
  • Metallic particles
  • Nanostructures
  • Shape stability
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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