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TitleCan polymorphism be used to form branched metal nanostructures?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLagrow, A.P., Cheong S., Watt J., Ingham B., Toney M.F., Jefferson D.A., and Tilley R.D.
JournalAdvanced Materials
Pagination1552 - 1556
Date Published2013
ISSN09359648 (ISSN)
Keywordsbranched, Face-centred cubic, Hexagonal close-packed, Kinetically controlled, Metal Nanoparticles, Metal nanostructure, Metals, Nanoparticles, Nanostructures, Nickel, Nickel nanoparticles, Synthesis (chemical)
AbstractBranched metal nanostructures are of great technological importance because of their unique size- and shape-dependent properties. A kinetically controlled synthesis that uses polymorphism to produce branched nickel nanoparticles is presented. These nanoparticles consist of a face-centred cubic (fcc) core and extended arms of alternating fcc and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) nickel phases. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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