Figure 1.

The Mo6S4I6 nanowires: a A SEM image of hedgehog-like self-assemblies of identical nanowires grown up to 10 μm in length; b A TEM image revealing rigid nanocrystals with dome terminations; c A HRTEM image with rows of Mo6 clusters surrounded by sulfur and iodine atoms. A stacking fault in otherwise regular order is marked with a stepped line and associated with a disordered structure; d TED pattern of a single Mo6S4I6 nanowire in the [010] zone assigned in accordance with the proposed space group P63/m and lattice parameters of a hexagonal structure with: a = 1.88(5) nm and c = 1.18 nm.

Remskar et al. Nanoscale Res Lett 2011 6:26   doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9765-0