Unravelling kinetic and thermodynamic effects on the growth of gold nanoplates by liquid transmission electron microscopy.

@article{Alloyeau2015UnravellingKA,
  title={Unravelling kinetic and thermodynamic effects on the growth of gold nanoplates by liquid transmission electron microscopy.},
  author={Damien Alloyeau and Walid Dachraoui and Yasir Javed and Hannen Belkahla and Guillaume Yangshu Wang and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Lecoq and Souad Ammar and Ovidiu Ersen and Andreas Wisnet and Florence Gazeau and Christian Ricolleau},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={2574-81}
}
The growth of colloidal nanoparticles is simultaneously driven by kinetic and thermodynamic effects that are difficult to distinguish. We have exploited in situ scanning transmission electron microscopy in liquid to study the growth of Au nanoplates by radiolysis and unravel the mechanisms influencing their formation and shape. The electron dose provides a straightforward control of the growth rate that allows quantifying the kinetic effects on the planar nanoparticles formation. Indeed, we… CONTINUE READING