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Size effect on the crystal structure of silver nanowires

Liu, XH and Luo, J and Zhu, J (2006) Size effect on the crystal structure of silver nanowires. NANO LETTERS, 6 (3). pp. 408-412.

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A 4H structural silver nanowire (4H-AgNW) is discovered to coexist with a face-centered cubic (FCC) one prepared by electrochemical deposition and to have the highest concentration in the total of 4H- and FCC-AgNWs with diameters around 30 nm. Moreover, the concentration becomes smaller when the diameters deviate from 30 nm. This size effect arises from the fact that 4H-AgNW has a more favorable surface configuration but higher volume internal energy than FCC-AgNW, which is proved by our model.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:3800
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 11:06
Last Modified:22 Jan 2009 11:06

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