Heterophasic oscillations in nanoscale systems

Alexander Patashinski, Mark A Ratner

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Abstract

Both the energy differences between metastable and stable phases and the energy barriers separating these phases decrease with decreasing particle number. Then, for small enough systems, random heterophasic fluctuations of the entire system become an observable form of thermal motion. We discuss mechanisms and observation conditions for these random transitions between phases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041106
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2008

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Oscillation
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Motion
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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability

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Heterophasic oscillations in nanoscale systems. / Patashinski, Alexander; Ratner, Mark A.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 78, No. 4, 041106, 03.10.2008.

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