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Size-dependent melting of nanoparticles: Hundred years of thermodynamic model

Nanda, KK (2009) Size-dependent melting of nanoparticles: Hundred years of thermodynamic model. In: Pramana - Journal of Physics, 72 (4). pp. 617-628.

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Thermodynamic model first published in 1909, is being used extensively to understand the size-dependent melting of nanoparticles. Pawlow deduced an expression for the size-dependent melting temperature of small particles based on the thermodynamic model which was then modified and applied to different nanostructures such as nanowires, prism-shaped nanoparticles, etc. The model has also been modified to understand the melting of supported nanoparticles and superheating of embedded nanoparticles. In this article, we have reviewed the melting behaviour of nanostructures reported in the literature since 1909.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Pramana - Journal of Physics
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongsl to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Nanoparticles;melting;thermodynamic model
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2010 09:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20538

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