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Beyond the confines of templates

The use of templates to control the morphology of nanostructures is a powerful but inflexible technique. A template that is remodelled during synthesis suggests fresh opportunities for fabricating new nanostructures.

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Figure 1: Dimpled gold nanoplates.

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Xia, Y., Lim, B. Beyond the confines of templates. Nature 467, 923–924 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/467923a

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