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A New Criterion for the Metallicity of Elements

Rao, CNR and Ganguly, P (1986) A New Criterion for the Metallicity of Elements. In: Solid State Communications, 57 (1). pp. 5-6.

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A vast majority of elements are metallic in the liquid state. The latent heat of vapourization, ΔHv, of such elements is greater than the critical value of not, vert, similar 42 kJ mol−1 (0.44 eV mol−) which demarcates metals from non-metals. It is shown that ΔHv can be related to the Fermi energy as well as to the Herzfeld criterion involving atomic polarizability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Communications
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 06:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20380

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