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Figure 1
Formation of icosahedral nanoparticles with coherent boundaries. The consequent shells (from top to bottom) consist of 20, 80, 180, 320 and 500 atoms, respectively (view along the twofold axis of the icosahedron). Left: shells forming the diamond-like particle. Right: shells forming the onion-like particle. Both sets of shells may be reversibly transformed into each other by smoothing and puckering of atomic networks. Combining shells from both sets results in the composite icosahedral core-shell particle with diamond core coherently joined with an onion shell.

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