Raoult's Law and the Melting Point Depression in Mesoscopic Systems

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Science  23 Dec 1988:
Vol. 242, Issue 4886, pp. 1671-1672
DOI: 10.1126/science.242.4886.1671


Data on the melting point depression in small indium or gold particles and in liquid water held between lipid bilayers indicate that these systems obey Raoult's law, with the surface atoms or molecules acting like solute particles in a dilute solution.

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