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Spontaneous emergence of long-range shape symmetry

Shiozawa, H, Skeldon, AC, Lloyd, DJ, Stolojan, V, Cox, DC and Silva, SR (2011) Spontaneous emergence of long-range shape symmetry Nano Letters, 11 (1). pp. 160-163.

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Abstract

Self-organization of matter is essential for natural pattern formation, chemical synthesis, as well as modern material science. Here we show that isovolumetric reactions of a single organometallic precursor allow symmetry breaking events from iron nuclei to the creation of different symmetric carbon structures: microspheres, nanotubes, and mirrored spiraling microcones. A mathematical model, based on mass conservation and chemical composition, quantitatively explains the shape growth. The genesis of such could have significant implications for material design.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Shiozawa, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Skeldon, ACUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lloyd, DJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stolojan, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cox, DCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Silva, SRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 12 January 2011
Identification Number : 10.1021/nl1032793
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:58
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:29
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7791

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