Accession Number:

ADA433259

Title:

The Thermodynamics of Small Systems: A Tool for the Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 2003-31 Oct 2004

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC SIMULATION SERVICES MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking Scientific Simulation Services as follows The contractor will conduct a comprehensive review of the studies of thermodynamics of small systems, including under non-negligible gravity, and its application to processing. The contractor will develop a computer program that starts with input of the materials thermodynamic equations of state in the thermodynamic limit, and predicts the state and profiles of the inhomogeneous small system in a gravitational field. The contractor will predict the properties of a fluidized system of nano-particles and its phase and state behavior under gravity. The contractor will test that prediction against a granular dynamics computer simulation of the steady-state properties of a system of nano-particles under gravity.

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE