Metal–non-metal transition of expanded liquid Caesium

B. Grosdidier*, N. Sulaiman, S. M. Osman, A. Ben Abdellah

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Abstract

The electrical resistivity and the thermoelectric power of liquid metal Cs have been theoretically investigated using the muffin-tin potential approach with the help of an accurate experimentally measured structure factor, S(q), and radial distribution function, g(r) measured along the liquid–vapour coexistence curve. Our procedure provides a clear evidence of the existence of metal–non-metal transition in the temperature region 1500–1800 K. Furthermore, this transition was apprehended by monitoring the shift of the position of the Fermi energy relative to the muffin-tin-zero potential, as well as the effective number of conduction electrons, N c, in the conduction band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3005-3022
Number of pages18
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Volume100
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 72.10-d
  • 72.15.Cz and 72.15.Jf
  • Electrical transport
  • expanded liquid caesium
  • t-matrix formalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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