Publication
Title
Low density observations of Rb and Cs chains along the liquid-vapour coexistence curves to the critical point in relation to quantum-chemical predictions on the metal-insulator transitions in Li and Na rings
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Abstract
Recent ab initio predictions concerning the metal-insulator (MI) transition in rings of the light alkali atoms, Li and Na, are compared and contrasted with experimental facts concerning diluted Rb and Cs alkalis. The main focus here is on the local coordination number as a function of density as these two heavy alkali metallic fluids are taken along the liquid-vapour coexistence curve towards the critical point, which in these cases coincides with the MI transition. Also recorded are the results of experiments in which Cs chains are observed at large interatomic spacing outside semiconducting substrates of InSb and GaAs.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics and chemistry of liquids. - London
Publication
London : 2005
ISSN
0031-9104
Volume/pages
43:1(2005), p. 111-114
ISI
000226668600011
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 25.04.2017
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