Quantitative analysis on size dependence of eutectic temperature of alloy nanoparticles in the Ag-Pb system

C. L. Chen, J. G. Lee, K. Arakawa, H. Mori

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    Abstract

    The eutectic transition of Ag-Pb alloy nanoparticles was investigated using in situ transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the eutectic temperature of Ag-Pb alloy nanoparticles decreased with decreasing particle size. A linear relationship was obtained for the eutectic temperature as a function of the reciprocal of the particle radius. Theoretical calculations based on the theory of thermodynamics also suggested a linear relationship between the eutectic temperature and the inverse radius. The calculated results were in good agreement with the experimental observations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number083108
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume98
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 21

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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