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Recent Findings from National Research Nuclear University Provides New Insights into Solid State Physics

February 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Solid State Physics. According to news reporting out of Moscow, Russia, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "The specific features of the atomic crystal structure of solids with small (< 100 nm) sizes of particles in ultrafine (nano) powders have been investigated."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from National Research Nuclear University, "It has been shown that, in contrast to the case of coarsegrained materials, distortions of the atomic order occur as an inhomogeneous deformation in surface layers. The distributions of impurity atoms (in the case of a solid solution) and the second phase (in the case of multiphase systems) from the center to the periphery are also inhomogeneous."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The atomic distribution function along the radius of a nanoparticle, which characterizes its atomic structure as intermediate between the crystalline and amorphous structures, has been constructed."

For more information on this research see: Neutron diffraction investigation of specific features of the structure of ultrafine (nano) materials. Physics of the Solid State, 2014;56(1):171-177. Physics of the Solid State can be contacted at: Maik Nauka, Interperiodica, Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013-1578, USA. (Pleiades Publishing -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.F. Petrunin, Natl Res Nucl Univ MEPhI, Moscow 115409, Russia.

Keywords for this news article include: Moscow, Russia, Eurasia, Solid State Physics

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Source: Physics Week

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