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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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|
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