Structural Phase Transformations and Morphological Changes of Icosahedral Small Copper Particles in Temperature Fields and Reactive Media
The influence of temperature fields and different reactive media on the structure and morphology of small icosahedral particles (ISPs) are investigated. It is shown experimentally that ISPs of micron size can be transformed into advanced functional materials with a developed surface. The leading role of disclination defects for the transformations occurring in ISPs is established. Potential fields of application of the new functional materials based on transformed ISPs are discussed.
V.A. Klimenov and V.A. Starenchenko
A. A. Vikarchuk et al., "Structural Phase Transformations and Morphological Changes of Icosahedral Small Copper Particles in Temperature Fields and Reactive Media", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1013, pp. 205-210, 2014