Reentrant morphology transition in the growth of free silver nanoclusters

F Baletto, C Mottet, R Ferrando

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Abstract

The growth of free silver nanoclusters is studied by molecular dynamics simulations, from a small seed up to sizes N similar or equal to 150. It is Shown that the final outcome of the growth process depends crucially on the growth conditions (deposition flux phi and temperature T). A reentrant morphology transition is obtained: at intermediate values of T and phi a "decahedral window" is found; the window is surrounded by regimes where icosahedra are preferentially grown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5544 - 5547
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2000

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