Morphological determination of face-centered-cubic metallic nanoparticles by X-ray diffraction

Chi Feng Lee, Chia Lun Chang, Jing Cyuan Yang, Hsiang Yu Lai, Chun-Hua Chen*

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X-ray diffraction studies of face-centered-cubic metallic nanoparticles with different morphologies are discussed based on the experimental data and the calculation of the Debye equation with the truncated and perfect strain models. At least four basic morphologies frequently observed in face-centered-cubic metallic nanoparticles, namely sphere, cube, decahedron, and icosahedron, can be clearly distinguished from their characteristic integrated intensity ratios of the first two X-ray diffraction peaks, that is, (2. 0. 0) to (1. 1. 1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • Decahedron
  • Icosahedron
  • Nanoparticle
  • X-ray diffraction

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