Sublimation-Induced Shape Evolution of Silver Cubes

Yong Ding, Fengru Fan, Zhongqun Tian, Zhong Lin Wang

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The heat is on: Surface sublimation and shape transformation of silver cubes, enclosed by {100} surfaces and about 100nm in size, are examined by in situ transmission electron microscopy (see picture). High-index surfaces, such as {110}, of face-centered cubic metals are more stable when the temperature is close to the melting point.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2812-2815
Number of pages4
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 18 2009
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by DARPA (Army/AMCOM/REDSTONE AR, W31P4Q-08-1-0009), BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), the Air Force Office (FA9550-08-1-0446), DARPA/ARO W911NF-08-1-0249, KAUST Global Research Partnership, the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative on Materials Nanoarchitectonics, MEXT (Japan), and NSF (DMS 0706436, CMMI 0403671). F.R.F. is grateful for the fellowship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC, No. 20073020).)
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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