Structural evolution of smaller gold nanocrystals: The truncated decahedral motif

Charles L. Cleveland, Uzi Landman, Thomas G. Schaaff, Marat N. Shafigullin, Peter W. Stephens, Robert L. Whetten

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Abstract

Atomistic modeling of energetics and structures, coupled with x-ray powder diffraction analyses of size-separated passivated gold nanocrystals in the 1-2 nm size range, shows preferential formation of a stable sequence of three cluster sizes, all with a truncated-decahedral motif.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1873-1876
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume79
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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