Phase transformation and size tuning in controlled-growth of nanocrystals via self-seeded nucleation with preferential thermodynamic stability

Liwen Yang, Yongchang Li, Suixi Yu, Jianhua Hao, Jianxin Zhong, Paul K. Chu

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Controlled growth of nanocrystals (NCs) is produced by self-seeded nucleation with preferential thermodynamic stability. The intermediate reactants undergo in situ phase transformation forming the final products. The growth followed by irreversible phase transformation leads to the complete separation of nucleation and growth, thereby allowing size tuning of the final NCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12544-12546
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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