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Quantum confinement effect on ionic properties

  1. Jan 8, 2009 #1
    Hello all,

    I want to know if decreasing the size of material has effects on its ionic properties? I mean, forexample, we have a system which, in chemistry point of view, has high ionicity, like AlN, ZnO and ...

    Does the ionic property change if we confine the system in some directions? Also, does saturating the dangling bonds on the surface has effect on decreasing or increasing the ionic properties of such material?

    Another question: can we calculate a property that shows the increase or decrease in ionic properties other than calculating the distance between the atoms?

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