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Thickness of the surface layer, surface energy and atomic volume of the element

V.M. Yurov, S.A. Guchenko, V.Ch. Laurinas
Karaganda State University after E.A. Buketov

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2018.10.691

Abstract: The thickness of the surface layer of an atomically pure metal, which turned out to be equal to 5-6 nm, was calculated in this work. It is shown that the thickness of the surface layer is determined by one parameter – the atomic volume of a chemical element. A simple relationship between the surface energy of a metal and its melting point is obtained. All the relationships obtained are in good agreement with the experimental data.
Keywords: surface layer, nanostructure, surface energy, atomic volume, size effect.

Bibliography link:
Yurov, V.M. Thickness of the surface layer, surface energy and atomic volume of the element / V.M. Yurov, S.A. Guchenko, V.Ch. Laurinas // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials: Interuniversity collection of proceedings / Ed. by V.M. Samsonov, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov. – Tver: TSU, 2018. – I. 10. – P. 691-699.

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