Can Polymorphism be Used to form Branched Metal Nanostructures?
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 25, Issue 11, pages 1552–1556, March 20, 2013
How to Cite
LaGrow, A. P., Cheong, S., Watt, J., Ingham, B., Toney, M. F., Jefferson, D. A. and Tilley, R. D. (2013), Can Polymorphism be Used to form Branched Metal Nanostructures?. Adv. Mater., 25: 1552–1556. doi: 10.1002/adma.201204366
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 4 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 OCT 2012
Branched 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.