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Symmetry and shape issues in nanostructure growth

Halder, Aditi and Kundu, Paromita and Viswanath, B and Ravishankar, N (2010) Symmetry and shape issues in nanostructure growth. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (23). pp. 4763-4772.

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Symmetry plays a key role in dictating the equilibrium morphology of crystals. However, several growth morphologies that deviate from the point group symmetry are routinely observed under several different growth conditions. In this article, we present a summary of symmetry-breaking mechanisms that are operative for crystals grown from the vapour phase as well as those formed as a result of wet chemical synthesis. This understanding is crucial for rationalizing the variety of morphologies observed during nanocrystal synthesis and also providesa rational framework for the synthesis of anisotropic nanostructures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 04:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28554

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