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Reversing Ostwald Ripening

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The phenomenon of Ostwald Ripening is generally considered a limiting factor in the monodisperse production of nanoparticles. However, by analysing the free energy of a binary AB solution with precipitated A particles we show that there is a region in the parameter space of component concentrations and interaction energies where smaller particles are more stable than bigger ones. The strong binding of B species to surfaces of A particles significantly decreases the particle effective surface ...

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Publication date:
2014-12-22
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pubs:502263
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uri:24519197-5493-497a-9063-aa4ea2089ad9
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uuid:24519197-5493-497a-9063-aa4ea2089ad9
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pubs:502263

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