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Properties of nanoparticle

  1. Nov 29, 2008 #1
    can anyone refer me to any site or book where i would get the properties of materials at nano scale and how they change with the change in the grain size????
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  3. Nov 29, 2008 #2
    I wouldn't look towards a book, I would look more towards literature. A good start would be researching grain size strengthening effects noted by Hall and Petch (the Hall-Petch effect).

    Chris Schuh from MIT has shown a bunch of recent work on the development of thermodynamically stable nanocrystalline nickel alloys. He's shown pretty conclusively the relationship between grain size and indentation hardness.

    Good luck.
  4. Nov 29, 2008 #3
    you could try Dieter, that might help explain things abit. At least give u a basic idea before moving on.
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