Fig. 1: The growth patterns of Au8n+4(SR)4n+8 (n = 3–6) nanoclusters. | Nature Communications

Fig. 1: The growth patterns of Au8n+4(SR)4n+8 (n = 3–6) nanoclusters.

From: De novo design of Au36(SR)24 nanoclusters

Fig. 1

The values in brackets are the relative energies (eV). Note that structures of a1/b1/c1/d1 (TBBT as ligand) and a2 (CHT as ligand) are experimentally determined. The arrows in blue and green denote the one-dimensional and two-dimensional growth, respectively. According to the relative energies, b2 of Au36(SR)24 and d2 of Au52(SR)32 are the most potential candidates among the predicted isomers. Color labels: green = S, blue/magenta/yellow = Au. The C and H atoms are omitted for clarity.

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