Enhancement of Molar Heat Capacity of Nanostructured Al2O3
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- Wang, L., Tan, Z., Meng, S. et al. Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2001) 3: 483. doi:10.1023/A:1012514216429
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The nanosized alumina prepared by the hydrolysis method with an average particle size of 20 nm was characterized by X-ray diffraction. The heat capacity measurements of the prepared sample were carried out using an adiabatic calorimeter in the temperature range from 78 to 370 K. Enhancement of heat capacity was observed in the nanostructured materials as the heat capacity data were compared with those of the corresponding coarse-grained materials. The enhanced heat capacity was discussed on the basis of experiments. Differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry were used to determine the thermal stability of the nanostructured alumina.