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Colloidal nanocrystals are a technologically important class of nanostructures whose phase change properties have been largely unexplored. Here we report on the melting behavior of In, Sn, and Bi nanocrystals

Colloidal nanocrystals are a technologically important class of nanostructures whose phase change properties have been largely unexplored. Here we report on the melting behavior of In, Sn, and Bi nanocrystals dispersed in a polymer matrix. This polymer matrix prevents the nanocrystals from coalescing with one another and enables previously unaccessed observations on the melting behavior of colloidal nanocrystals. We measure the melting temperature, melting enthalpy, and melting entropy of colloidal nanocrystals with diameters of approximately 10 to 20 nm.

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    • 2015-11-17
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/srep16353
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    Liu, M., & Wang, R. Y. (2015). Size-Dependent Melting Behavior of Colloidal In, Sn, and Bi Nanocrystals. Scientific Reports, 5(1). doi:10.1038/srep16353

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