Rossi, Giulia and Ferrando, Riccardo (2007) Freezing of gold nanoclusters into poly-decahedral structures. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (22).
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/18/22/225706
A new family of cluster structures is found by molecular dynamics freezing simulations of gold nanoclusters in the 2 - 4 nm size range. These clusters are poly-decahedra, characterized by having several fivefold symmetry axes, each surrounded by a local decahedral arrangement. This family includes as a subset the bi-decahedral particles recently observed in experiments among gold nanoparticles frozen from liquid, and this leads to a comparison between experimental and simulated structural distributions.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanochemistry|
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
|Deposited By:||Farnush Anwar|
|Deposited On:||16 Jan 2009 17:35|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2009 17:35|
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