Publication
Title
Numerical study of the size-dependent melting mechanisms of nickel nanoclusters
Author
Abstract
Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate the size-dependent melting mechanism of nickel nanoclusters of various sizes. The melting process was monitored by the caloric curve, the overall cluster Lindemann index, and the atomic Lindemann index. Size-dependent melting temperatures were determined, and the correct linear dependence on inverse diameter was recovered. We found that the melting mechanism gradually changes from dynamic coexistence melting to surface melting with increasing cluster size. These findings are of importance in better understanding carbon nanotube growth by catalytic chemical vapor deposition as the phase state of the catalyst nanoparticle codetermines the growth mechanism.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of physical chemistry : C : nanomaterials and interfaces. - Washington, D.C., 2007, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2009
ISSN
1932-7447 [print]
1932-7455 [online]
Volume/pages
113:7(2009), p. 2771-2776
ISI
000263299600018
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 27.05.2009
Last edited 19.11.2017
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