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On the paradoxical relation between the melting temperature and forbidden energy gap of nanoparticles

Nanda, KK (2010) On the paradoxical relation between the melting temperature and forbidden energy gap of nanoparticles. In: Journal of Chemical Physics, 133 (5).

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Abstract

We comment on the paradox that seems to exist about a correlation between the size-dependent melting temperature and the forbidden energy gap of nanoparticles. By analyzing the reported expressions for the melting temperature and the band gap of nanoparticles, we conclude that there exists a relation between these two physical quantities. However, the variations of these two quantities with size for semiconductors are different from that of metals. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics.[doi:10.1063/1.3466920].

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Keywords: Energy gap, melting,nanoparticles.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 04:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/32133

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