Effective pair potential, structure and heat capacity of undercooled liquid rubidium

R. N. Singh, R. P. Jaju, I. Ali

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The electronic theory of metallic system is used to investigate the effect of the local-field correction function for electron's screening and of the electron-ion pseudopotentials on the effective pair potential, structure and heat capacity (CP′) of undercooled liquid Rb. C′P is found to increase with decreasing T in the region T <Tm. The T dependence of C′P is found to be consistent for different electron's screening functions and different pseudopotentials. The characteristic features of interatomic pair potentials and structure factors in the undercooled region are also discussed. The principal peak height of the structure factor reaches a height of 2.8 in the undercooled Rb at T = 185 K which is about 59% lower than Tm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-119
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2001



  • Electron screening
  • Pseudopotential
  • Specific heat
  • Structure factor
  • Undercooled liquid metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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