Possible morphologies of Au Nanoparticles

12 ideal structures

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Icosahedron

Decahedron


Twinned Truncated Octahedron

Trigon

Truncated Octahedron

Truncated Cube

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Octahedron

Cuboctahedron

Cube

Cubo-truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron

Rhombic Dodecahedron

Octo-truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron

The 12 morphologies of nanogold were calculated by considering both kinetic and thermodynamic influences. The above are all ideal structures. (A. S. Barnard, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2012, 45, 1688-1697.) The real structures can be made by polymer encapsulation.

 

 

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