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Properties Depend On Cluster Size

In nano on February 15, 2007 at 2:34 am

Numbers of edge atoms dictate physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles
Mitch Jacoby

What a difference a few atoms can make.

Tiny variations in the numbers of atoms along the edges of molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles can profoundly influence the crystal’s atomic-scale structure and coordination, electronic properties, and other characteristics, researchers in Denmark have shown. The findings may lead to improvements in MoS2-based desulfurization catalysts for fuel cleanup and to advanced lubricants and other applications.
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