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Assessing the Relevance of Building Block Crystallinity for Tuning the Stiffness of Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices.

We study the influence of the size and nanocrystallinity of dodecanethiol- coated gold nanocrystals (NCs) on the stiffness of 3D selfassembled NC superlattices (called supracrystals). Using single domain and polycrystalline NCs as building blocks for supracrystals, itis shown that the stiffness of supracrystals can be tuned upon change in relative amounts of single and polycrystalline NCs.

Source : Assessing the Relevance of Building Block Crystallinity for Tuning the Stiffness of Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices. C.Yan, H. Portalès, N. Goubet, I. Arfaoui, S. Sirotkin, A. Mermet and M.P. Pileni Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 9523–9527.

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Nano Supracrystallinity.

It is shown that the chemical and physical properties of a collection of nanocrystals either isolated or self assembled in 3D superlattices called supracrystals markedly depend on the crystalline structure of the nanocrystal.

Source : Nano Supracrystallinity M.P.Pileni EPL, 2015, 109 58001.