Possible morphologies of Au Nanoparticles

Truncated cube

Ideal structure

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DFT calculated structure

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The shape is truncated directly from the cube. In addition, the 8 corners of the cube were chopped off. As for the cube, this structure may prefer large size nanoparticles.

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

 

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