Structural Study of Gold Single Crystals Produced by Colloidal Methods

R. Hernández, G. Diaz, A. Vázquez, J. Reyes-Gasga, M. José-Yacamán

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We report the growth of monometallic crystals from reduction of metal sols. In particular the Au system is reported in this work. A number of techniques are applied to the characterization of the crystallites. It is shown that particles from a few nanometers to crystals of 100 μm can be prepared with different shapes and morphologies. Particularly conspicuous shapes are thoses with a 5-fold symetry axis such as icosahedron or decahedron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1546-1549
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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