Nanoscale effects on thermodynamics and phase equilibria in oxide systems

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Because different solid materials (phases) have different surface energies, equilibria among them will be significantly affected by particle size. This Minireview summarizes experimental (calorimetric) data for the surface energies of oxides and discusses shifts in the stability of polymorphs, the thermodynamics of hydration, and oxidation-reduction reactions in nanoscale oxide systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2207-2215
Number of pages9
Issue number12
StatePublished - Aug 22 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • nanoparticles
  • oxides
  • phase equilibria
  • surface energy
  • thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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