The Determination of Surface Thermodynamic Properties of Nanoparticles by Thermal Analysis


The effect of dispersivity on thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of chemical reactions in nanodispersed systems is theoretically investigated. On the basis of the established theoretical dependences the new method of determination of surface thermodynamic properties of nanoparticles (surface enthalpy, surface entropy and surface energy) by thermal analysis (DTA or DSC) was developed. Three examples of calculation of surface properties of nanoparticles were presented to prove the feasibility of this method.

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G. Piloyan, N. Bortnikov and N. Boeva, "The Determination of Surface Thermodynamic Properties of Nanoparticles by Thermal Analysis," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 7B, 2013, pp. 16-21. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.47A2003.

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