On the relative stabilities of gold nanoparticles.

  title={On the relative stabilities of gold nanoparticles.},
  author={Gregory Grochola and I. K. Snook and Salvy P. Russo},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={127 22},
We calculate and compare the relative free energies of ideal/pristine gold nanoparticles for morphologies produced previously in vapor synthesis computer simulations. The results in conjunction with previous work provide a unique and direct quantitative comparison between ideal thermodynamics and kinetics in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles for an identical system. The ideal/pristine free energies suggest that the I(h) morphology was the most stable structure up to the 147(I(h)) followed by… CONTINUE READING

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