Sar, DK and Nayak, P and Nanda, KK (2008) Size-dependent cohesive energy and melting of non-spherical nanoparticles. In: International Workshop on Mesoscopic, Nanoscopic and Macroscopic Materials, 2008.Full text not available from this repository.
All most all theoretical models assume spherical nanoparticles. However, thermodynamic properties of non-spherical nanoparticles are the subject of recent interests. In this article, we have discussed the size-dependent cohesive energy and melting of non-spherical nanoparticles based on liquid-drop model. The surface to volume ratio is different for different shapes of nanoparticles and as a consequence, the variation of cohesive energy and melting of non-spherical nanoparticles is different from that of spherical case. By analyzing the reported experimental results, it has been observed that liquid-drop model can be used to understand the size-dependent cohesive energy and melting of non-spherical nanoparticles.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||17 Oct 2011 09:45|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2011 09:45|
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