Masato Uehara and Hideaki Maeda look at unusually shaped zinc sulphide nanocrystals in this CrystEngComm Hot article.
The scientists from Japan, made ZnS nanocrystals with a conical head, rather than the expected truncated pyramid.
Structural characterization of ZnS nanocrystals with a conic head using HR–TEM and HAADF tomography
Masato Uehara, Yusuke Nakamura, Satoshi Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nakamura and Hideaki Maeda
CrystEngComm, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05168G
This paper is building on the team’s earlier work, published in CrystEngComm earlier in the year:
Controlled synthesis and structural evolutions of ZnS nanodots and nanorods using identical raw material solution, M. Uehara, S. Sasaki, Y. Nakamura, C. G. Lee, K. Watanabe, H. Nakamura and H. Maeda
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 2973–2983