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December 2016

Atomic Structure of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires


Scientific Achievement

Revealed the atomic structure, defect, strain, and surface characters of ultrathin Au nanowires.

Significance and Impact

A comprehensive understanding of the atomic-scale structure-property relationship of ultrathin metal nanowires is critical for their applications in nanotechnologies.

Research Details


Y. Yu, F. Cui, J. Sun, P. Yang, Nano Letters 16, 3078 (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00233