Structural investigations of metal clusters by HREM

  • S. Giorgio
  • J. Urban


Silver clusters grown by the inert gas aggregation technique have been investigated by HREM. Undistorted cuboctahedra and icosahedra together with twinned particles have been observed. Three types of nucleation and growth mechanisms are proposed which can explain the observed particle structures. The untwinned large particles are created by the coalescence of liquid- like small clusters. The twins are produced by the coalescence of solid subunits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Giorgio
    • 1
  • J. Urban
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus de Luminy Case 913CRMC2-CNRSMarseille Cédex 9France
  2. 2.Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPGElektronenmikroskopieBerlin 33Germany

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