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A universal relation for the cohesive energy of nanoparticles

Vanithakumari, SC and Nanda, KK (2008) A universal relation for the cohesive energy of nanoparticles. In: Physics Letters A, 372 (46). pp. 6930-6934.

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A universal relation between the cohesive energy and the particle size has been predicted based on the liquid-drop model. The universal relation is well supported by other theoretical models and the available experimental data. The universal relations for intermediate size range as well as for particles with very few atoms are discussed. A comparison of onset temperature of evaporation also establishes a universal relation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physics Letters A
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Liquid-drop model;Cohesive energy;Nanoparticles;Evaporation temperature.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25940

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