Possible morphologies of Au Nanoparticles

Truncated octahedron

Ideal structure

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DFT calculated structure

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As its name implies, the shape can be truncated from the octahedron. Further truncated structures could be cuboctahedron and cubo-truncated rhombic dodecahedron. Here, the Au116 could be a middle structure between the truncated octahedron and cuboctahedron.

The structures were obtained from the literature (A. S. Barnard, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2012, 45, 1688-1697).

 

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