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In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy observation of Ag nanocrystal evolution by surfactant free electron-driven synthesis

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Author(s):
Longo, Elson [1] ; Avansi, Jr., Waldir [2] ; Bettini, Jefferson [3] ; Andres, Juan [4] ; Gracia, Lourdes [4]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Chem, R Francisco Degni 55, BR-14800900 Araraquara - Brazil
[2] UFSCar Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Phys, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Brazilian Nanotechnol Natl Lab LNNano, R Guiuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] UJI, Dept Quim Fis & Analit, Av Vicent Sos Baynat S-N, Castellon de La Plana 12071 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 6, MAR 16 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 17
Abstract

The study of the interaction of electron irradiation with matter and the response of the material to the passage of electrons is a very challenging problem. However, the growth mechanism observed during nanostructural evolution appears to be a broad and promising scientific field in nanotechnology. We report the in situ TEM study of nanostructural evolution of electron-driven silver (Ag) nanocrystals through an additive-free synthetic procedure. Observations revealed the direct effect of the electron beam on the morphological evolution of Ag nanocrystals through different mechanisms, such as mass transport, site-selective coalescence, and an appropriate structural configuration after coalescence leading to a more stable configuration. A fundamental understanding of the growth and formation mechanisms of Ag nanocrystals, which interact with the electron beam, is essential to improve the nanocrystal shape-control mechanisms as well as the future design and study of nanomaterials. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC