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Nanocrystal growth via oriented attachment

Welcome to this CrystEngComm themed issue on the topic of nanocrystal growth via oriented attachment.

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Characterizing crystal growth by oriented aggregation

Oriented aggregation provides a route by which unique morphologies can be produced and defects incorporated into nanocrystalline materials.

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Crystal growth by oriented attachment: kinetic models and control factors

The multiple roles of capping ligands include promoting or inhibiting aggregation and thus influencing OA, and hindering OR from occurring.

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Oriented crystal growth on organic monolayers

We highlight recent progress in understanding how organic self-assembled monolayers control crystallisation, considering both experimental and simulation studies.

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An insight into the Coulombic interaction in the dynamic growth of oriented-attachment nanorods

The dynamic evolution of the Coulombic interaction in the oriented-attachment growth of nanorods is investigated via a Coulombic interaction expression.

Graphical abstract: An insight into the Coulombic interaction in the dynamic growth of oriented-attachment nanorods
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Self-assembly of TiO2 nanoparticles into chains, films and honeycomb networks

In recent years, the preparation of nano functional materials with new properties in the way of self-assembly of nanoparticles (NPs) has gradually become a new focus in the nanoscale field.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of TiO2 nanoparticles into chains, films and honeycomb networks
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Interatomic Coulombic interactions as the driving force for oriented attachment

In vacuum or at close proximity of nanoparticles in a solution, the physical and thermodynamic driving forces for oriented attachment of two nanoparticles come from the interatomic Coulombic interactions between them.

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Aggregation-induced growth and transformation of β-FeOOH nanorods to micron-sized α-Fe2O3 spindles

Growth and phase transition induced first by oriented aggregation of β-FeOOH particles and subsequently by aggregation of β-FeOOH onto α-Fe2O3 particles.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation-induced growth and transformation of β-FeOOH nanorods to micron-sized α-Fe2O3 spindles
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Growth of magnesium aluminate nanocrystallites

The growth of MgAl2O4 in calcinations reveals that besides diffusion, oriented attachment is another possible growth path for nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Growth of magnesium aluminate nanocrystallites
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Synthesis and characterization of textured Al-doped zinc oxide films prepared by template-directed deposition

Nanocrystalline, textured, AZO films were prepared from Al3+-containing Zn-salt solutions under moderate reaction conditions using a directing organic template.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of textured Al-doped zinc oxide films prepared by template-directed deposition
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Insights from in situ and environmental TEM on the oriented attachment of α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles during α-Fe2O3 nanorod formation

TEM investigations provide new detail of the agglomeration, coarsening and consumption of primary α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles during growth of α-Fe2O3 nanorods.

Graphical abstract: Insights from in situ and environmental TEM on the oriented attachment of α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles during α-Fe2O3 nanorod formation
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Organic additive-free synthesis of mesocrystalline hematite nanoplates via two-dimensional oriented attachment

Uniform mesocrystalline hematite nanoplates, which showed considerable magnetism and good visible-light photocatalytic activity, were synthesized via 2D oriented attachment through controlled hydrolysis of ferric acetylacetonate in ethanol without organic additives.

Graphical abstract: Organic additive-free synthesis of mesocrystalline hematite nanoplates via two-dimensional oriented attachment
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Dynamic growth modes of ordered arrays and mesocrystals during drop-casting of iron oxide nanocubes

This article identifies influential flow phenomena and dynamic mesocrystal growth modes during drop-casting of iron oxide nanocube dispersions.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic growth modes of ordered arrays and mesocrystals during drop-casting of iron oxide nanocubes
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Dipole-directed assembly of Fe3O4 nanoparticles into nanorings via oriented attachment

Novel Fe3O4 ring-like nanostructures have been prepared by a facile hydrothermal method via oriented attachment of Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanorings exhibit a high saturation moment Ms value of 75.3 emu g−1 due to ring-like assemblies with synergistic magnetism.

Graphical abstract: Dipole-directed assembly of Fe3O4 nanoparticles into nanorings via oriented attachment
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Li-doped ZnO nanorods with single-crystal quality – non-classical crystallization and self-assembly into mesoporous materials

Li-doped ZnO nanorods with single-crystal quality could be obtained by an oriented detachment and were re-assembled into novel, mesoporous sensors.

Graphical abstract: Li-doped ZnO nanorods with single-crystal quality – non-classical crystallization and self-assembly into mesoporous materials
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Supramolecular effects on formation of CaCO3 thin films on a polymer matrix

Supramolecular polyrotaxanes based on cyclodextrins have been carboxylated and used as functionalized supermolecules to control crystallization of CaCO3 on polymer templates.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular effects on formation of CaCO3 thin films on a polymer matrix
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Special grain boundaries of anatase nanocondensates by oriented attachment

Anatase condensates with [100]/(001) and [100]/(01[1 with combining macron]) tilt boundaries.

Graphical abstract: Special grain boundaries of anatase nanocondensates by oriented attachment
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Two-step phase transformation of anatase to rutile in aqueous suspension

Hydrothermally treated nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 phase transforms to rutile TiO2 by a two-step mechanism, interface–nucleation and dissolution–precipitation.

Graphical abstract: Two-step phase transformation of anatase to rutile in aqueous suspension
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Growth kinetics study revealing the role of the MPA capping ligand on adjusting the growth modes and PL properties of CdTe QDs

The concentration-dependent adsorption–desorption equilibrium of MPA dominates the growth kinetics and corresponding PL properties of MPA-capped CdTe QDs.

Graphical abstract: Growth kinetics study revealing the role of the MPA capping ligand on adjusting the growth modes and PL properties of CdTe QDs
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Crystalline nanoparticle aggregation in non-aqueous solvents

The aggregation of suspended metal oxide and oxyhydroxide nanoparticles dramatically changes as a function of solvent properties. Generally speaking, solvents that strongly coordinate the metal oxide/oxyhydroxide surfaces produce the smallest and least compact aggregates, whereas those that weakly coordinate produce the largest and most compact aggregates.

Graphical abstract: Crystalline nanoparticle aggregation in non-aqueous solvents
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ZnO superstructures via oriented aggregation initiated in a block copolymer melt

A fast and simple ZnO mesocrystal synthesis, which is based on a multiple stage oriented attachment process within a three-block copolymer as template-agent, is investigated in detail.

Graphical abstract: ZnO superstructures via oriented aggregation initiated in a block copolymer melt
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WO3/TiO2 heterostructures tailored by the oriented attachment mechanism: insights from their photocatalytic properties

Oriented attachment is an important mechanism to WO3/TiO2 heterostructure formation, evidencing the role of interfaces in photoactivity improvement.

Graphical abstract: WO3/TiO2 heterostructures tailored by the oriented attachment mechanism: insights from their photocatalytic properties
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On the twinning and special grain boundaries of bimetallic particles via pulsed laser ablation of bulk AuCu in a vacuum

Fcc-type AuCu3 nanocondensates with 5 sets of {111}-motif twin boundaries (denoted as I to V) with {100} edges.

Graphical abstract: On the twinning and special grain boundaries of bimetallic particles via pulsed laser ablation of bulk AuCu in a vacuum
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Kinetics of crystal growth of nanogoethite in aqueous solutions containing nitrate and sulfate anions

Nanogoethite was prepared by reacting ferric sulfate or ferric nitrate with potassium hydroxide. Higher activation energy was found for oriented attachment-based growth in the sulfate compared to the nitrate system.

Graphical abstract: Kinetics of crystal growth of nanogoethite in aqueous solutions containing nitrate and sulfate anions
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About this collection

Welcome to this CrystEngComm themed issue on the topic of nanocrystal growth via oriented attachment – guest edited by Dr R. Lee Penn, University of Minnesota, Dr Hengzhong Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, Dr Zhang Lin, State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, and Dr Helmut Cölfen, University Konstanz.

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