Title Melting temperatures and possible precursor plastic phases of $CCl_{4}$ and $GeI_{4}$ as a function of pressureMelting temperatures and possible precursor plastic phases of $CCl_{4}$ and $GeI_{4}$ as a function of pressure Author Matthai, C.C. Lamoen, D. March, N.H. Faculty/Department Faculty of Sciences. Physics Research group Electron microscopy for materials research (EMAT) Department of Physics Publication type article Publication 2016London, 2016 Subject Physics Chemistry Source (journal) Physics and chemistry of liquids. - London Volume/pages 54(2016):1, p. 130-134 ISSN 0031-9104 ISI 000365724100012 Carrier E Target language English (eng) Full text (Publishers DOI) Affiliation University of Antwerp Abstract The motivation for the present study is to be found in the recent experiments of Fuchizaki and Hamaya on GeI4. They observed a rapid increase in the melting temperature Tm in going from atmospheric pressure to p 2: 6 GPa. Tm was found to be largely independent of pressure above this value. In this paper, heuristic arguments are presented to support the idea that until some critical pressure, a crystalline phase of SnI4, CCl4 and GeI4 molecular solids melts into a low density liquid. However, at this critical pressure, a phase boundary intersects Tmdp, separating a low density liquid phase from a high density liquid. The new phase boundary is between the crystal and an amorphous molecular solid with increasing polymerisation as the pressure is increased. E-info http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000365724100012&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000365724100012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/06049a/130190.pdf Handle