Thermal stability of platinum nanowires: a comparison study between single-crystalline and twinned structures
- 化学化工－已发表论文 
Platinum is the most active and one of most commonly used catalytic metals. In this article, atomistic simulations have been employed to systematically investigate the thermal stability of platinum nanowires with single-crystalline and fivefold twinned structures. It has been revealed that the single-crystalline nanowires possess better structural stabilities than the twinned ones. Furthermore, when subjected to continuous heating, the twinned nanowires exhibit an inhomogeneous melting, essentially different from what happens in the single-crystalline ones, and hence the lower melting point. By analyses of the microstructural evolution and dynamics behavior during the heating process, the structural transition of the nanowire is discussed and the inhomogeneity in the twinned nanowire is identified to originate from the dislocation-induced destruction of twin boundaries.
CitationJOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY，2011,21（47）：18998-19004