Possible morphologies of Au Nanoparticles – Octo-truncated rhombic dodecahedron

Compare the idealised polyhedron structure with the structures calculated for various numbers of gold atoms by Density Functional Theory.

This structure can be truncated from the rhombic dodecahedron. Similarly, large size nanoparticles may adopt this shape.

These hypothetical structures are presented for comparison.


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