Unusual Rh nanocrystal morphology control by hetero-epitaxially growing Rh on Au@Pt nanowires with numerous vertical twinning boundaries

Hyohyun An, Nguyen Tien Khi, Jisun Yoon, Hyunkyung Lee, Hionsuck Baik, Jeong Hun Sohn, Kwangyeol Lee

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Abstract

Simultaneously growing multiple nanocrystallites in a crowded space can cause a shortage of precursors, and this can lead to a vertical growth of nanocrystallites on a given substrate. The presence of surfactant-surfactant interactions among adjacent nanocrystals can also place a unique structural constraint on the growing nanocrystallites, resulting in novel nanocrystal facet control. Herein, we report the growth of Rh on Au@Pt nanowires with multiple twinning boundaries, which are found along the entire nanowire length. The Au@Pt nanowires exhibit numerous bead-like structures, resulting from the preferred Pt deposition on the twinning boundaries, which can serve as nucleation sites for Rh. The heteroepitaxial growth of Rh on the Au@Pt nanowires results in unusual crystal growth behaviours. First, novel morphologies of Rh nanorods, nanoplates, and tangled manes are obtained temperature-dependently, which are not obtained in the absence of the Au@Pt nanowire substrate. Secondly, the thickness of vertically grown nanorods and nanoplates is tightly controlled. We also report the structure-catalytic activity relationship on the catalytic hydrogenation of phthalimides by the new Rh nanostructures. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8309-8314
Number of pages6
JournalNanoscale
Volume7
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 14

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