Confined crystallization of n-hexadecane located inside microcapsules or outside submicrometer silica nanospheres: a comparison study.

Crystallization and phase transition behaviors of n-hexadecane (n-C16H34, abbreviated as C16) confined in microcapsules and n-alkane/SiO2 nanosphere composites have been investigated by the combination of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and temperature-dependent X-ray diffraction (XRD). As evident from the DSC measurement, the surface freezing… CONTINUE READING