Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Gold Nanocrystals: Which Forces Control Supracrystal Nucleation in Organic Media? (Adv. Funct. Mater. 14/2011)
Gold nanocrystals can crystallize in supracrystals with a low size distribution. These mesostructures show different morphologies. Experiments and supporting simulations presented by Marie-Paule Pileni and co-workers, on page 2693, show that the solvent in which the Au nanocrystals are dispersed governs the final morphology of the nanocrystal assemblies in supracrystals. Either well-defined shapes are grown in solution, or a layer-by-layer growth on a substrate, with the formation of well defined films characterized by their plastic deformation, is observed.