Self-assembly of oxide-supported metal clusters into ring-like structures.


Self-assembly is a phenomenon that continuously occurs at the nanoscale, as atoms form predetermined building blocks such as molecules and clusters, which then themselves gather into structures of a larger scale. The interplay of competing forces is a decisive factor in the emergence of these organized systems, but the precise mechanism by which this self… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/3/035602