Phase Equilibrium, Thermodynamic Limit, and Melting Temperature in Nanocrystals

  • L. A. Bulavin Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics, Chair of Molecular Physics
  • O. M. Alekseev Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics, Chair of Molecular Physics
  • Yu. F. Zabashta Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics, Chair of Molecular Physics
  • M. M. Lazarenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics, Chair of Molecular Physics
Keywords: melting temperature, nanocrystals, thermodynamic limit

Abstract

The phase equilibrium condition is shown to be strictly satisfied only in the thermodynamic limit. The notion of melting temperature in the thermodynamic limit is introduced. Formulas are obtained that determine the melting conditions and the melting temperature for finite systems including nanocrystals. The validity of those formulas is confirmed, by comparing them with experimental data for organic materials in porous solids.

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Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Bulavin, L., Alekseev, O., Zabashta, Y., & Lazarenko, M. (2018). Phase Equilibrium, Thermodynamic Limit, and Melting Temperature in Nanocrystals. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 63(11), 1036. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe63.11.1036
Section
Surface physics