HOT Article: Nickel-platinum alloy nanocubes

In this CrystEngComm Hot article, Balachandran Jeyadevan and co-workers from the University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan make cubic-shaped standing Ni–Pt alloy nanoparticles via an alcohol reduction process.

These nanoparticles are particularly interesting because, rather unusually, they stand on their corners, instead of on a face. Jeyadevan believes this due to ‘the magnetic interaction between particles whose easy axis is in the [111] direction’.

Novel standing Ni–Pt alloy nanocubes
Jhon L. Cuya Huaman, Shunya Fukao, Kozo Shinoda and Balachandran Jeyadevan
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05241A, Communication

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