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Title: Understanding the driving forces for crystal growth by oriented attachment through theory and simulations

Abstract

Oriented attachment is a particle-based crystallization pathway, in which nanocrystals self-assemble in solution and attach along certain crystallographic direction often forming highly organized three-dimensional crystal morphologies. The pathway offers the potential for a general synthetic approach of hierarchical nanomaterials, in which multiscale structural control is achieved by manipulating the interfacial nucleation and self-assembly of nanoscale building blocks. Here the current status of the development of a predictive theoretical framework for modeling crystallization by oriented attachment is reviewed. A particular emphasis is made on recent developments in the understanding the microscopic details of solvent mediated forces that drive nanocrystal reorientation and alignment for face-selective attachment.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1577061
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-142177
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sushko, Maria L. Understanding the driving forces for crystal growth by oriented attachment through theory and simulations. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1557/jmr.2019.151.
Sushko, Maria L. Understanding the driving forces for crystal growth by oriented attachment through theory and simulations. United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2019.151.
Sushko, Maria L. Mon . "Understanding the driving forces for crystal growth by oriented attachment through theory and simulations". United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2019.151.
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author = {Sushko, Maria L.},
abstractNote = {Oriented attachment is a particle-based crystallization pathway, in which nanocrystals self-assemble in solution and attach along certain crystallographic direction often forming highly organized three-dimensional crystal morphologies. The pathway offers the potential for a general synthetic approach of hierarchical nanomaterials, in which multiscale structural control is achieved by manipulating the interfacial nucleation and self-assembly of nanoscale building blocks. Here the current status of the development of a predictive theoretical framework for modeling crystallization by oriented attachment is reviewed. A particular emphasis is made on recent developments in the understanding the microscopic details of solvent mediated forces that drive nanocrystal reorientation and alignment for face-selective attachment.},
doi = {10.1557/jmr.2019.151},
journal = {Journal of Materials Research},
number = 17,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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