Why does oriented attachment produce low-dimensional structures?

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Oriented attachment is a nonclassical crystal growth mechanism that frequently leads to the formation of low-dimensional nanocrystals, such as nanowires or nanoplates, as well as intricately branched nanocrystals. This chapter discusses several experimentally observed instances of such structures, as well as theoretical efforts to understand them. Recent molecular-dynamics simulation studies in our group aimed at understanding how oriented attachment could promote the aggregation of Ag nanoplates to produce two-dimensional sheets are highlighted. The mechanism found in this study may extend to other systems for which low-dimensional crystal growth occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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