Mater.Phys.Mech.(MPM)
No 1, Vol. 43, 2020, pages 18-29

DISCLINATION MODELS OF TRANSFORMATION OF ICOSAEDRIC COPPER
PARTICLES DURING THEIR GROWTH DURING ELECTRIC
CRYSTALLIZATION

.. Vikarchuk, N.N. Gryzunova, S.S. Manokhin

Abstract

For the first time, copper particles in the form of truncated micron-sized icosahedrons were experimentally obtained by electrodeposition, their morphology and internal structure were investigated. It is shown that fullerene-like copper microparticles grow from non-crystalline spherical nanoparticles and are transformed during electrocrystallization into perfect icosahedrons, which have a more stable shape and structure. The disclination models for the conversion of nanoparticles into icosahedral microparticles are developed and described.

Keywords: icosahedral copper particles, fullerene-like copper microparticles, disclination models of icosahedral microparticles

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