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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 43, Issue 1–3, pp 151–154 | Cite as

Chemically induced morphology change in cluster-based nanostructures

  • A. Lando
  • N. KébaïliEmail author
  • Ph. Cahuzac
  • C. Colliex
  • M. Couillard
  • A. Masson
  • M. Schmidt
  • C. Bréchignac
Clusters and Surfaces

Abstract.

Preformed clusters carrying surfactant are used as primary blocks for the building of nano structures. Self assembly of silver atom based clusters, soft landed on a HOPG surface, generates a large variety of new architectures depending on the nature and on the concentration of the impurities. Fractal shapes fragmented into multiple compact like islands, and chain like structures might be formed. A strong local enhancement of the silver atom mobility at the surface of islands is responsible for those morphology changes.

PACS.

61.46.-w Nanoscale materials 81.07.-b Nanoscale materials and structures: fabrication and characterization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lando
    • 1
  • N. Kébaïli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ph. Cahuzac
    • 1
  • C. Colliex
    • 2
  • M. Couillard
    • 2
  • A. Masson
    • 1
  • M. Schmidt
    • 1
  • C. Bréchignac
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, UPR 3321, Université Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, UMR 8502, Université Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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