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Phase transformations in one-dimensional materials: applications in electronics and energy sciences

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Abstract

Phase transformations at the nanoscale display interesting and important differences from those which occur in the bulk of most materials systems. These differences occur in a large variety of transformations, including melting, solid state phase transformation, chemical ordering and disordering, and chemical and electrochemical transformations. They arise from both the thermodynamic contribution of surface energy as well as the kinetic influence of small diffusion distances. These changes in the energetics and dynamics of transformation can prove important for a variety of technologies, including energy storage, energy conversion, and information technologies.

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The article was received on 18 Nov 2008, accepted on 13 Mar 2009, published on 27 Apr 2009 and first published online on 27 Apr 2009


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B820624D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 5879-5890
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    Phase transformations in one-dimensional materials: applications in electronics and energy sciences

    D. T. Schoen, S. Meister, H. Peng, C. Chan, Y. Yang and Y. Cui, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 5879
    DOI: 10.1039/B820624D

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