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

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    • Keywords


      Nanoparticles; melting; thermodynamic model.

    • Abstract


      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.

    • Author Affiliations


      K K Nanda1

      1. Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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