Solidification of gold nanoparticles in carbon nanotubes

S. Arcidiacono, Jens Honore Walther, D. Poulikakos, D. Passerone, P. Koumoutsakos

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


The structure and the solidification of gold nanoparticles in a carbon nanotube are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. The simulations indicate that the predicted solidification temperature of the enclosed particle is lower than its bulk counterpart, but higher than that observed for clusters placed in vacuum. A comparison with a phenomenological model indicates that, in the considered range of tube radii (RCNT) of 0:5
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)105502
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Solidification of gold nanoparticles in carbon nanotubes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this