Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp 1092–1096 | Cite as

Size effects during phase transformations in nanoobjects


The joint influence of size effects connected with physicochemical processes both on the surface of nanoobjects and in their volume on the phase transformations taking place in them has been investigated theoretically. The joint manifestation of the surface and volume size effects has been analyzed using as an example the growth of silicon nanowhiskers.


size effects nanoobjects phase transitions nanowhiskers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals AS CRPragueCzech Republic

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