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Solid state pathways to complex shape evolution and tunable porosity during metallic crystal growth

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dc.contributor.author Díaz Valenzuela, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Carriedo, Gabino A.
dc.contributor.author Valenzuela, María L.
dc.contributor.author Zúniga, Luis
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-10T10:25:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T10:25:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6244
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Growing complex metallic crystals, supported high index facet nanocrystal composites and tunable porosity metals, and exploiting factors that influence shape and morphology is crucial in many exciting developments in chemistry, catalysis, biotechnology and nanoscience. Assembly, organization and ordered crystallization of nanostructures into complex shapes requires understanding of the building blocks and their association, and this relationship can define the many physical properties of crystals and their assemblies. Understanding crystal evolution pathways is required for controlled deposition onto surfaces. Here, complex metallic crystals on the nano- and microscale, carbon supported nanoparticles, and spinodal porous noble metals with defined inter-feature distances in 3D, are accomplished in the solid-state for Au, Ag, Pd, and Re. Bottom-up growth and positioning is possible through competitive coarsening of mobile nanoparticles and their site-specific crystallization in a nucleation-dewetted matrix. Shape evolution, density and growth mechanism of complex metallic crystals and porous metals can be imaged during growth. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientific Reports;3 : 2642
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02642
dc.subject solid state pathways en_US
dc.subject complex shape evolution en_US
dc.subject tunable porosity en_US
dc.subject metallic crystal growth en_US
dc.title Solid state pathways to complex shape evolution and tunable porosity during metallic crystal growth en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/srep02642
dc.contributor.sponsor FONDECYT en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor DGICYT en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor UCC Strategic Research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 1085011 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 1095135 en_US
dc.relation.projectid CTQ2010-18330 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/B1232a en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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