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Real-space imaging with pattern recognition of a ligand-protected Ag374 nanocluster at sub-molecular resolution (2018)


Zhou, Q., Kaappa, S., Malola, S., Lu, H., Guan, D., Li, Y., Wang, H., Xie, Z., Ma, Z., Häkkinen, H., Zheng, N., Yang, X., & Zheng, L. (2018). Real-space imaging with pattern recognition of a ligand-protected Ag374 nanocluster at sub-molecular resolution. Nature Communications, 9, Article 2948. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05372-5


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Zhou, Qin; Kaappa, Sami; Malola, Sami; Lu, Hui; Guan, Dawei; Li, Yajuan; Wang, Haochen; Xie, Zhaoxiong; Ma, Zhibo; Häkkinen, Hannu; et al.

Lehti tai sarja: Nature Communications

ISSN: 2041-1723

eISSN: 2041-1723

Julkaisuvuosi: 2018

Volyymi: 9

Lehden numero: 0

Artikkelinumero: 2948

Kustantaja: Nature Publishing Group

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05372-5

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Kokonaan avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59110


Tiivistelmä

High-resolution real-space imaging of nanoparticle surfaces is desirable for better understanding of surface composition and morphology, molecular interactions at the surface, and nanoparticle chemical functionality in its environment. However, achieving molecular or sub-molecular resolution has proven to be very challenging, due to highly curved nanoparticle surfaces and often insufficient knowledge of the monolayer composition. Here, we demonstrate sub-molecular resolution in scanning tunneling microscopy imaging of thiol monolayer of a 5 nm nanoparticle Ag374 protected by tert-butyl benzene thiol. The experimental data is confirmed by comparisons through a pattern recognition algorithm to simulated topography images from density functional theory using the known total structure of the Ag374 nanocluster. Our work demonstrates a working methodology for investigations of structure and composition of organic monolayers on curved nanoparticle surfaces, which helps designing functionalities for nanoparticle-based applications.


YSO-asiasanat: nanohiukkaset; kuvantaminen; mikroskopia

Vapaat asiasanat: high-resolution real-space imaging; nanoparticle surfaces; surface composition; morphology


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2018

JUFO-taso: 3


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