Quantitative assessment of nanoparticle single crystallinity: Palladium-catalyzed splitting of polycrystalline metal oxide nanoparticles

Hyunjin Kim, Myounghoon Lee, Youngki Kim, Jiyoung Huh, Heonjo Kim, Minsik Kim, Taekhoon Kim, Vu Ngoc Phan, Young Boo Lee, Gi Ra Yi, Seungjoo Haam, Kwangyeol Lee

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Crystal gazing: A simple Pd-catalyzed site-specific nanoetching method was developed to visualize the polycrystalline nature of Fe 3 O 4 (see picture), Fe 2 O 3 , MnFe 2 O 4 , CoFe 2 O 4 , and MnO nanoparticle systems. The technique relies on the very fast etching speed of the grain interface within bi- or polycrystalline nanocrystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5129-5133
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 29


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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