Structure shape and stability of nanometric sized particles

M. José Yacamán, J. A. Ascencio, H. B. Liu, J. Gardea-Torresdey

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An overview is given on the structure and stress release mechanism for small metallic particles grown by colloidal methods. Focus is on uncapped or bare particles of gold. Some discussion is also given to the case of capped particles of several noble metals. The problem of when a nanoparticle starts to become bulk-like is also addressed. It is shown that this transition is not abrupt but is rather a continuous transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1103
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event19th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE-19) - Tempe, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2000Oct 18 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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