Figure 3.

The influence of the irradiation on the TDs. a assuming the heating temperature of 623 K at one end of the CNW and particle radius of 65 nm, we calculated the temperature at the other end. The calculation gives the result without considering the irradiation by the smooth line and shows the result considering the irradiation by the red triangular-dot curve. TD is the box-dot curve. b describes the influence of the radius of the Pb particle on its temperature and the TD along the nanowire. The decreasing curve plots the temperature of the Pb particle against its radius and the rising curve plots the TD. The left axes of both the insets are the Pb particle’s temperature and the right axes are the TD. The heating temperature is assumed 723 K. (Color figure online)

Song et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 5:138-142   doi:10.1007/s11671-009-9455-y