Nanoscale volume diffusion: Diffusion in thin films, multilayers and nanoobjects (hollow nanoparticles)

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Diffusion on the nano/atomic scales in multilayers, thin films has many challenging features even if the role of structural defects (grain-boundaries, dislocations, etc.) can be neglected and 'only' the effects related to the nano/atomic scale raise. This can be the case for diffusion in amorphous materials, in epitaxial, highly ideal thin films, or multilayers where diffusion along short circuits can be ignored and 'only' fundamental difficulties related to nanoscale effects are important. The objective of this article is to review some interesting fundamental experimental and theoretical results in the field of nanoscale volume diffusion in planar and spherical geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6465-6483
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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