Coherency and surface stress effects on phase stability of isolated nanoparticles

J. Y. Huh, H. Lee, W. C. Johnson

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Abstract

The coherent phase equilibria of binary nanoparticles, in which three phases can be formed, were examined by accounting for the particle size effect engendered by the surface stress. Considering the system geometry exhibiting radial symmetry, coherent phase diagrams could be constructed for different particle sizes. The phase diagrams exhibited several characteristics of phase equilibria unique to coherent systems. It was found that a positive surface stress results in a radial compressive stress in the particle that is inversely proportional to the particle radius, thereby increasingly stabilizing the phase having a lower molar volume as the particle size decreases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoscience and Technology
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages979-982
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)3908451302, 9783908451303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2005 Jun 92005 Jun 11

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
NumberPART 2
Volume121-123
ISSN (Print)1012-0394

Other

OtherChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period05/6/905/6/11

Keywords

  • Coherent phase diagram
  • Misfit strain
  • Nanoparticles
  • Phase stability
  • Surface stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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