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From: The effects of the size of nanocrystalline materials on their thermodynamic and mechanical properties

Figure 3

Size dependence of (A) melting points T ( R ) /T m and (B) Young’s modulus for Cu nanoparticles. (A) The solid lines denote predictions from our model of T(R)/T m in terms of Equation 9, while the black triangles show the molecular dynamics simulation data. Other models [4143] are also plotted for comparison. (B) Agreement between predictions (solid lines) and experimental observations of the size dependence of the Young’s modulus for Cu particles [4345]. Parameters are given as r0Cu = 0.1228 nm, σCu = 1.534 N/m, YCu = 128 GPa [39, 40].

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