Synthesis of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanostructures with controlled dimensions, morphology, crystalline features and functionalities is challenging and extremely interesting. Study on crystal nucleation and growth will reveal the secret of how atoms and ions get together to form materials and point to us the direction of how to design and synthesis materials with optimized performances.
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