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dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yihan
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jiating
dc.contributor.authorShang, Cheng
dc.contributor.authorMiao, Xiaohe
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Jianfeng
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Zhipan
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hongyu
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yu
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:08:57Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:08:57Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.issn00027863
dc.identifier.pmid25126894
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/ja506554j
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563753
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.
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).
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.titleChiral gold nanowires with boerdijk-coxeter-bernal structure
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Characterization
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Chemical Society
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore 637371, Singapore
dc.contributor.institutionShanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan UniversityShanghai, China
kaust.personMiao, Xiaohe
dc.date.published-online2014-09
dc.date.published-print2014-09-10


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