Atomic Structure and Stability of Nanocrystal Facets

Project: Research

Project Description

The facets of a metal nanocrystal comprise just a few atoms. These atoms are pivotal to its growth and properties.
This project aims to develop methods to measure the location and stability of these atoms to understand the
factors controlling their assembly and to understand their impact on the properties of the nanocrystal. The atomic
structure and corresponding optical excitations will be correlated with unprecedented spatial and energy
resolution. Combining these powerful advances, this project aims to relate nanofacet chemistry, structure, stability
and optical excitations to deliver a profound understanding of optical properties and their control.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD443,870.00
  • Monash University
  • McMaster University
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD141,230.00