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Self-assembly in nanodiamond agglutinates

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Abstract

The stable suspension of single-nano diamond particles has eluded researchers due to persistent agglomeration during purification. Presented here are results of simulations revealing that the aggregation behavior observed in samples of colloidal nanodiamond is due to strong Coulombic interactions, that depend upon the crystallographic index and spatial orientation of the surface facets, resulting in a type of self-assembly.

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The article was received on 30 May 2008, accepted on 21 Jul 2008 and first published on 30 Jul 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B809188A
J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 4038-4041

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    Self-assembly in nanodiamond agglutinates

    A. S. Barnard, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 4038
    DOI: 10.1039/B809188A

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