Size-dependent melting point depression of nickel nanoparticles

Alexander van Teijlingen, Sean A. Davis, Simon R. Hall

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2347-2351
Number of pages5
JournalNanoscale Advances
Issue number6
Early online date21 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • metal oxide nanoparticles
  • nanoparticle melting point
  • phase transition behaviour


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