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Title: A model for the latent heat of melting in free standing metal nanoparticles

Nanoparticles of many metals are known to exhibit scale dependent latent heats of melting. Analytical models for this phenomenon have so far failed to completely capture the observed phenomena. Here we present a thermodynamic analysis for the melting of metal nanoparticles in terms of their internal energy and a scale dependent surface tension proposed by Tolman. The resulting model predicts the scale dependence of the latent heat of melting and is confirmed using published data for tin and aluminum.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78715 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253025
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ALUMINIUM; HEAT; MELTING; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; SURFACE TENSION; TIN