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The icosahedral particle has only ( l l l ) - h k e triangular mesh surfaces, whereas the fee particle has both ( l l l ) - l i k e and higher-energy (lOO)-like square mesh surfaces. Thus, the stabihty of the icosahedral particle can be thought of as arising from the lowering of the surface energy of the system by eliminating high energy (lOO)-like surfaces. This lowering is accomplished while introducing some elastic strain into the bulk of the particle. We know that very large samples of fee material are fee.
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