Small, but perfectly formed: The microstructure of nanocrystalline oxides

Chadwick, Alan V. (2003) Small, but perfectly formed: The microstructure of nanocrystalline oxides. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 158 (1-6). pp. 21-30. ISSN 1042-0150. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

There is considerable interest in nanocrystalline materials due to their unusual properties that offer the possibility of exciting technological applications. This paper concentrates on the microstructure of nanocrystalline binary oxides as revealed by X-ray absorption studies. It will be shown that these experiments yield a picture of the materials in which, even when the particles are only a few nanometres in size, the crystallites are highly ordered and the interfaces are similar to grain boundaries in normal bulk solids. This is in conflict with earlier ideas where it was often assumed the surfaces of nanocrystals and the interfaces between them were very disordered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Chadwick
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2008 10:52
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 14:00
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9385 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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