Surface reconstruction and decahedral structure of bimetallic nanoparticles

J. L. Rodríguez-López, J. M. Montejano-Carrizales, U. Pal, J. F. Sánchez-Ramírez, H. E. Troiani, D. García, M. Miki-Yoshida, M. José-Yacamán

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The energetic surface reconstruction phenomena observed on bimetallic nanoparticle systems of AuPd and AuCu was analyzed. The phenomena was similar to a resolidification observed during the cooling process in lead clusters. These binary alloy nanoparticles showed the fivefold edges truncated, resulting in {100} facets on decahedral structures. It was shown experimentally and by computational simulations that this eutectic structure is favored in such nanoalloy system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number196102
Pages (from-to)196102-1-196102-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 14 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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