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Fig. 8 | Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging

Fig. 8

From: Micro-Extinction Spectroscopy (MExS): a versatile optical characterization technique

Fig. 8

Side length and normalized tip radius distribution of Au decahedra. ac SEM images of the three different samples used (scale bar = 1 µm). The insets show the shape of the NPs. d SEM image of a Au decahedra from sample 3 and definition of side length and radius of tip curvature. For this particle, the side length is 85 nm and tip radius is 10 nm, yielding a 0.12 normalized tip radius. e Histogram of the side length distribution of the selected 128 NPs, where sample 1 had 53 NPs, sample 2 had 49 NPs, and sample 3 had 26 NPs. Samples 1 and 2 have similar side lengths; sample 3 is larger. f Histogram of the normalized tip radius distribution of the selected 128 NPs from the three different samples. Sample 3 has the lowest ratio (sharper tips), sample 2 has the highest ratio (rounder tips)

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