The icosahedron is the kinetically stable and the most frequently observed structure. Especially, Au13 icosahedron is a common structure can be found in many gold nanoparticles.
For example, a thiol-stabilized gold nanoparticle:
The structures were obtained from the literature (A. S. Barnard, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2012, 45, 1688-1697).
We are sorry that this page was not useful for you!
Let us improve this page!
Tell us how we can improve this page (in your own language if you prefer)?