Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center (MRC)
Journal or Book Title
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Cool frustration: Engineering composition across a thin surface oxide layer of a metal particle, and stabilizing it with appropriate ligands, leads to a sharp surface stress that frustrates solidification. Chemical potential gradients from compositional variation and ligand inductive effects all contribute to stabilization of a metastable state. An undercooled liquid metal particle is formed, highlighting a new paradigm in engineering energy landscape of a material using thin surface layer, as described by Martin Thuo et al. in their Research Article (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013489).
Martin, Andrew; Chang, Boyce; Pauls, Alana M.; Du, Chuanshen; and Thuo, Martin M., "Stabilization of Undercooled Metals via Passivating Oxide Layers" (2021). Materials Science and Engineering Publications. 399.
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