Figure 8.

Schematic drawing of the development of Au lamellar nanocondensates:abulk nucleation from Au clusters denoted asdark polyhedra,bcoarsening via capillarity effect,cBrownian motion/rotation of imperfectly attached domains,depitaxial nucleation of Ih/Dh (denoted as largered polyhedra) from lamellar domains,eexplosive nucleation of lamellar fragments due to heterogeneous catalysis by well developed {111} of Ih/Dh.fLamellae with 5- and 6-coordinated atoms within the layer and van der waals’ attraction between the layers roll up upon electron irradiation

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