Relative edge energy in the stability of transition metal nanoclusters of different motifs.

Abstract

When a structure is reduced to a nanometer scale, the proportion of the edge atoms increases significantly, which can play a crucial role in determining both their geometric and electronic properties, as demonstrated by the recently established generalized Wulff construction principle [S. F. Li, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013, 111, 115501]. Consequently, it… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6nr00486e

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