Real‐Time Atomic‐Resolution Imaging of Polymorphic Changes in Ruthenium Clusters

Jan‐Olle ‐O Malm, Jan‐Olov ‐O Bovin, Amanda Petford‐Long, David Smith, Günter Schmid, N. Klein

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    The existence of a quasi fluid state of very small metal particles at high temperatures was the quintessential result of high‐resolution electron‐microscopic video recordings of Ru microcrystals, which form from [Ru55(PtBu3)12Cl20] upon bombardment with electrons. The HREM video recording of a 3‐nm Ru crystal (picture at right) shows that both cubic and hexagonal close‐packed structures exist simultaneously in the same crystal. (Figure Presented.)

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)555-558
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • General Chemistry


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