Site-selective sulfuration at the corners of triangular Ag nanoplates could effectively prevent the nanoplates from changing their shapes during an aging process and thus improve their thermal stability.
By limiting the supply of Ag atoms, nucleation and growth occurs on only one, or a few, of the six equivalent faces of a cubic Pd seed, as represented by the presence of hungry and feeding frogs.
The goal of shape-controlled synthesis is to build a scientific basis for the chemical preparation of nanocrystals with desired properties for various applications.
The goal of on-chip screening is to rapidly find the optimized conditions for synthesis of metal nanocrystals with well-defined shapes.
Immobilization of enzymes in/on specific nanomaterial substrates causes improved enzymatic properties due to synergistic catalysis, providing a new strategy for generating biofuel cells.
Both the reactivity and selectivity of a catalyst can be tailored by controlling the size, shape, surface, and composition of a nanocrystal.