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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces