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TitleStructure of unsupported bismuth nanoparticles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsWurl, A., Hyslop M., Brown S.A., Hall B.D., and Monot R.
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Pagination205 - 208
Date Published2001
ISSN14346060 (ISSN)
AbstractWe present new results of electron diffraction experiments on unsupported nanometer-sized bismuth clusters. The high intensity cluster beam, necessary for electron diffraction, is provided by an inert-gas aggregation source. The cluster beam contains particles with average cluster sizes between 4.5 and 10 nm. When using Helium as a carrier gas we are able to observe a transition from crystalline clusters to a new structure, which we identify with that of amorphous or liquid clusters.

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