HOT Article: Microcages with high geometrical symmetry

In this HOT article, Chinese researchers synthesized novel polyhedral 26-facet CuS microcages decorated with unique crystalline structures as building blocks via a facile sacrificial Cu2O templates solution route. Each of the polyhedral 26-facet CuS microcages is constructed of three different structural shells, which are enclosed by three pairs of square mesostructural shells, four pairs of nanotwinned triangular shells, and six pairs of rectangular single crystalline shells. The study should be of great importance for the “bottom-up” assembly of unusual hollow ordering superstructures.

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Unique polyhedral 26-facet CuS hollow architectures decorated with nanotwinned, mesostructural and single crystalline shells
Shaodong Sun, Xiaoping Song, Chuncai Kong, Shuhua Liang, Bingjun Ding and Zhimao Yang
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05563A

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