Phase transformations in one-dimensional materials: Applications in electronics and energy sciences

David T. Schoen, Stefan Meister, Hailin Peng, Candace Chan, Yuan Yang, Yi Cui

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Phase transformations at the nanoscale display interesting and important differences from those which occur in the bulk of most materials systems. These differences occur in a large variety of transformations, including melting, solid state phase transformation, chemical ordering and disordering, and chemical and electrochemical transformations. They arise from both the thermodynamic contribution of surface energy as well as the kinetic influence of small diffusion distances. These changes in the energetics and dynamics of transformation can prove important for a variety of technologies, including energy storage, energy conversion, and information technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5879-5890
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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