Water-induced correlation between single ions imaged at the solid-liquid interface

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Ricci, M.
dc.contributor.author Spijker, P.
dc.contributor.author Voitchovsky, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-13T10:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-13T10:33:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Ricci , M , Spijker , P & Voitchovsky , K 2014 , ' Water-induced correlation between single ions imaged at the solid-liquid interface ' NATURE COMMUNICATIONS , vol 5 , 4400 , pp. 1-8 . DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5400 en
dc.identifier.issn 2041-1723
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 42506ab1-4669-449d-bf73-6f1a15935604
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/waterinduced-correlation-between-single-ions-imaged-at-the-solidliquid-interface(42506ab1-4669-449d-bf73-6f1a15935604).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/14820631/ncomms5400.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28167
dc.description.abstract When immersed into water, most solids develop a surface charge, which is neutralized by an accumulation of dissolved counterions at the interface. Although the density distribution of counterions perpendicular to the interface obeys well-established theories, little is known about counterions’ lateral organization at the surface of the solid. Here we show, by using atomic force microscopy and computer simulations, that single hydrated metal ions can spontaneously form ordered structures at the surface of homogeneous solids in aqueous solutions. The structures are laterally stabilized only by water molecules with no need for specific interactions between the surface and the ions. The mechanism, studied here for several systems, is controlled by the hydration landscape of both the surface and the adsorbed ions. The existence of discrete ion domains could play an important role in interfacial phenomena such as charge transfer, crystal growth, nanoscale self-assembly and colloidal stability. en
dc.format.extent 1-8
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries NATURE COMMUNICATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 5 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 114 Physical sciences en
dc.subject.other 221 Nanotechnology en
dc.subject.other 214 Mechanical engineering en
dc.subject.other 218 Environmental engineering en
dc.title Water-induced correlation between single ions imaged at the solid-liquid interface en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Applied Physics
dc.subject.keyword atomic force microscopy
dc.subject.keyword molecular dynamics simulations
dc.subject.keyword solid-liquid interfaces
dc.subject.keyword 114 Physical sciences
dc.subject.keyword 221 Nanotechnology
dc.subject.keyword 214 Mechanical engineering
dc.subject.keyword 218 Environmental engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201710137028
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/ncomms5400
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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