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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Facet Development of Platinum Nanocube

Caption: Berkeley Lab researchers found that differences in ligand mobility during crystallization cause the low index facets -- {100}, {110} and {111} -- to stop growing at different times, resulting in the crystal's final cubic shape.

Credit: Haimei Zheng group, Berkeley Lab

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