Lattice expansion of nanoscale compound particles

Mikio Fukuhara

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The lattice expansion of unit cell in three kinds of nanoscale compound particles, MgO, α-Fe2O3 and TiC was calculated as a function of particle size, by means of the Thomas-Fermi statistical method. The calculated curves agree surprisingly well with experimental data. Both curves increase parabolic as the particle size decreases. Hence we can visualize a physical picture of neutralization of screened effect coming from decrease in binding electron ratio for nanoscale compound particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 14


  • Electron screening
  • Lattice expansion
  • Nonoscale compound particles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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