Energetics of oxide nanoparticles

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New calorimetric techniques enable the measurement of surface enthalpies and phase transformation enthalpies of oxide nanoparticles. These experimental values can benchmark theoretical calculations. A complex and delicate balance of energies of phase transformation, surfaces, and hydration leads to crossovers in thermodynamic stability of polymorphs at the nanoscale. ZnO and TiO2 are discussed in detail as examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2647-2657
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Calorimetry
  • Enthalpy
  • Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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