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dc.contributor.authorNiu, Wenxinen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jiaweien
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Jingtaoen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Boen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Qiyuanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, An-Liangen
dc.contributor.authorLu, Qipengen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yeen
dc.contributor.authorYun, Qinbaien
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jieen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Cuilingen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yingen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Zhuangchaien
dc.contributor.authorFan, Zhanxien
dc.contributor.authorWu, Xue-Junen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Huaen
dc.identifier.citationNiu, W., Liu, J., Huang, J., Chen, B., He, Q., Wang, A.-L., . . . Zhang, H. (2019). Unusual 4H-phase twinned noble metal nanokites. Nature Communications, 10(1), 2881-. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10764-2en
dc.description.abstractTwinning commonly exists in noble metals. In recent years, it has attracted increasing interest as it is powerful to tune the physicochemical properties of metallic nanomaterials. To the best of our knowledge, all the reported twinned noble metal structures exclusively possess the close-packed {111} twinning plane. Here, we report the discovery of non-close-packed twinning planes in our synthesized Au nanokites. By using the bent Au nanoribbons with unique 4H/face-centered cubic)/4H crystal-phase heterostructures as templates, Au nanokites with unusual twinned 4H-phase structures have been synthesized, which possess the non-close-packed {101¯2} or {101¯6} twinning plane. By using the Au nanokites as templates, twinned 4H-phase Au@Ag and Au@PdAg core-shell nanostructures have been synthesized. The discovery of 4H-phase twinned noble metal nanostructures may pave a way for the preparation of metal nanomaterials with unique twinned structures for various promising applications.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesNature Communicationsen
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dc.subjectSynthesis and Processingen
dc.subjectNoble Metalsen
dc.titleUnusual 4H-phase twinned noble metal nanokitesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen
dc.contributor.organizationCenter for Programmable Materialsen
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