Size-dependent melting point depression of nickel nanoparticles†
We investigate the phase-transition behaviour of nickel nanoparticles (3–6 nm) via dynamic TEM. The nanoparticles were synthesized within a reverse microemulsion and then monitored via dynamic TEM simultaneously while undergoing controlled heating. The size-dependent melting point depression experimentally observed is compared with, and is in good agreement with existing thermodynamic and molecular dynamic predictions.
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