Palladium Nanostructures: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Branched Palladium Nanostructures (Adv. Mater. 22/2009)

Authors

  • John Watt,

    1. School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
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  • Neil Young,

    1. Department of Materials University of Oxford (UK) Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)
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  • Sarah Haigh,

    1. Department of Materials University of Oxford (UK) Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)
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  • Angus Kirkland,

    1. Department of Materials University of Oxford (UK) Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)
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  • Richard D. Tilley

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
    • School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).
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Abstract

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The front cover stylizes the formation of a palladium tripod nanoparticle, an unusual morphology for a particle that crystallises in the highly symmetrical face centred cubic crystal structure. Their growth is controlled by introducing both twinning into the nanoparticle nuclei and kinetically controlled growth conditions. Richard Tilley and co-workers provide on p. 2288 insights into the formation of anisotropic noble metal nanoparticles, important for a range of applications.

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