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Liquid crystal seed nucleates liquid–solid phase change in ceria nanoparticles

Sayle, D.C., Sayle, T.X.T., Sayle, L.W.L. (2015) Liquid crystal seed nucleates liquid–solid phase change in ceria nanoparticles. Liquid crystal seed nucleates liquid–solid phase change in ceria nanoparticles, . pp. 4441-4447. ISSN 1463-9076. (doi:10.1039/C4CP05499G)

Abstract

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was used to explore the liquid–solid (crystal) phase change of a ceria

crystallisation, is a liquid rather than a solid. Evidence supporting this concept includes: (a) only 3% of the

(b) Cerium ions, comprising the (liquid) crystal seed had the same mobility as cerium ions comprising the

the nanoparticle had crystallised. (d) Calculated radial distribution functions (RDF) revealed no long-range

a liquid crystal seed is more general phenomenon rather than applicable only to nanoceria.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C4CP05499G
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Dean Sayle
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47126 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sayle, D.C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7227-9010
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