Size dependence of thermal expansion of silver nanowires

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The coefficients of linear thermal expansion (CLTEs) of [110] silver nanowires are studied using the molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Silver nanowires with different diameters in a range 1.2–30 nm were modelled for this investigation. The dependences of the CLTEs on the temperature are shown. The temperature range of study was 150–450 K. The diameter of nanowire with stable CLTE on whole temperature range of investigation is established. Size influence on the CLTE of silver nanowires is described.

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Filatov, O., Soldatenko, O. Size dependence of thermal expansion of silver nanowires. Appl Nanosci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-020-01487-8

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Keywords

  • Silver nanowires
  • Thermal expansion
  • Molecular dynamics