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In situ study on atomic mechanism of melting and freezing of single bismuth nanoparticles

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, February 2017
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Title
In situ study on atomic mechanism of melting and freezing of single bismuth nanoparticles
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Nature Communications, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14462
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Authors

Yingxuan Li, Ling Zang, Daniel L. Jacobs, Jie Zhao, Xiu Yue, Chuanyi Wang

Abstract

Experimental study of the atomic mechanism in melting and freezing processes remains a formidable challenge. We report herein on a unique material system that allows for in situ growth of bismuth nanoparticles from the precursor compound SrBi2Ta2O9 under an electron beam within a high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM). Simultaneously, the melting and freezing processes within the nanoparticles are triggered and imaged in real time by the HRTEM. The images show atomic-scale evidence for point defect induced melting, and a freezing mechanism mediated by crystallization of an intermediate ordered liquid. During the melting and freezing, the formation of nucleation precursors, nucleation and growth, and the relaxation of the system, are directly observed. Based on these observations, an interaction-relaxation model is developed towards understanding the microscopic mechanism of the phase transitions, highlighting the importance of cooperative multiscale processes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 33%
Student > Master 9 16%
Researcher 7 13%
Other 3 5%
Professor 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 12 22%
Chemistry 11 20%
Physics and Astronomy 10 18%
Chemical Engineering 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 15 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 133. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2021.
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#195,694
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