Chiral gold nanowires with boerdijk-coxeter-bernal structure

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563753
Title:
Chiral gold nanowires with boerdijk-coxeter-bernal structure
Authors:
Zhu, Yihan; He, Jiating; Shang, Cheng; Miao, Xiaohe; Huang, Jianfeng; Liu, Zhipan; Chen, Hongyu; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 )
Abstract:
A Boerdijk-Coxeter-Bernal (BCB) helix is made of linearly stacked regular tetrahedra (tetrahelix). As such, it is chiral without nontrivial translational or rotational symmetries. We demonstrate here an example of the chiral BCB structure made of totally symmetrical gold atoms, created in nanowires by direct chemical synthesis. Detailed study by high-resolution electron microscopy illustrates their elegant chiral structure and the unique one-dimensional "pseudo-periodicity". The BCB-type atomic packing mode is proposed to be a result of the competition and compromise between the lattice and surface energy.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Issue Date:
10-Sep-2014
DOI:
10.1021/ja506554j
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00027863
Sponsors:
This research was supported by baseline research funds to Y.H. from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; the SABIC postdoc fellowship to Y.Z. from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation; and the PSF funding to H.C. from the A*Star of Singapore (SERC 112-120-2011).
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dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yihanen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jiatingen
dc.contributor.authorShang, Chengen
dc.contributor.authorMiao, Xiaoheen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Jianfengen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Zhipanen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hongyuen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:08:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:08:57Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09-10en
dc.identifier.issn00027863en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/ja506554jen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563753en
dc.description.abstractA Boerdijk-Coxeter-Bernal (BCB) helix is made of linearly stacked regular tetrahedra (tetrahelix). As such, it is chiral without nontrivial translational or rotational symmetries. We demonstrate here an example of the chiral BCB structure made of totally symmetrical gold atoms, created in nanowires by direct chemical synthesis. Detailed study by high-resolution electron microscopy illustrates their elegant chiral structure and the unique one-dimensional "pseudo-periodicity". The BCB-type atomic packing mode is proposed to be a result of the competition and compromise between the lattice and surface energy.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by baseline research funds to Y.H. from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; the SABIC postdoc fellowship to Y.Z. from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation; and the PSF funding to H.C. from the A*Star of Singapore (SERC 112-120-2011).en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.titleChiral gold nanowires with boerdijk-coxeter-bernal structureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Chemical Societyen
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore 637371, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionShanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan UniversityShanghai, Chinaen
kaust.authorMiao, Xiaoheen
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