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September 2013

Uncovering the Intrinsic Size Dependence of Hydriding Phase Transformations in Nanocrystals

Scientific Achievement

Revealed fundamental size-dependence of metal nanocrystals undergoing phase transitions.

Significance and Impact

Findings overturn long-held assumptions about nanoparticle behavior and hold important implications for the future design of hydrogen storage systems, catalysts, fuel cells, and batteries.

Research Details


Rizia Bardhan,  Lester O. Hedges, Cary L. Pint, Ali Javey, Stephen Whitelam & Jeffrey J. Urban. Nature Materials Advanced Online Publication (2013).