Paper Title:
Size Effects in Amorphous Nanosolids
  Abstract

Compared to information on nanocrystals, that on amorphous nanosolids is on the whole much less organized. On the other hand, growth of structural data in recent years on the latter, that deal with the range of atomic order (short range order and beyond), coordinations of core and surface atoms and similar aspects in amorphous nanoparticles through computer simulation and other techniques, has been very impressive. Similar generation of information is also true for physical phenomena like crystallization and melting. Finally, interesting properties revealed through experimentations point toward important applications. The present article makes a brief survey of these areas and attempts at reaching certain conclusions mostly specific for amorphous nanostructures with respect to the crystalline counterparts. The article analyzes the structural data to try and explain different properties of amorphous nanosolids and also their position in the applications scenario.

  Info
Periodical
Edited by
Grégory Guisbiers and Dibyendu Ganguli
Pages
81-97
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.444.81
Citation
D. Ganguli, "Size Effects in Amorphous Nanosolids", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 444, pp. 81-97, 2010
Online since
July 2010
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Valeri V. Afanas'ev, Florin Ciobanu, Sima Dimitrijev, Gerhard Pensl, Andre Stesmans
Abstract:Properties of defects encountered at the oxidized surfaces of silicon carbide (SiC) suggest their origin to be different from the...
563
Authors: Zhen Zhen Weng, Zhi Gao Huang, Wen Xiong Lin
Abstract:The interatomic exchange interactions and the electronic structure of Co-doped ZnO with and without oxygen vacancy have been investigated by...
124
Authors: Shuai Qin Yu, Li Hua Dong, Yan Sheng Yin
Abstract:The geometric structures and electronic properties of Si doped Fen (n=2-7) clusters have been systematically studied at the BPW91 level in...
984
Authors: Kenji Kakiage, Shiho Ishiuchi, Toru Kyomen, Minoru Hanaya
Chapter 1: Material Science
Abstract:Transparent thin films of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) were formed on the substrate of quartz glass plate by RF magnetron...
40
Authors: Saleh H. Abud, Hassan Zainuriah, Fong Kwong Yam, Alaa J. Ghazai
Abstract:In this paper, InGaN/GaN/AlN/Si (111) structure was grown using a plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy (PA-MBE) technique. The structural...
368