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Fermi surface effects in solid-solid phase transitions in simple metals under pressure

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Material 2005, Vol 2
EditorsJM Howe, DE Laughlin, JK Lee, U Dahmen, WA Soffa
Place of PublicationWARRENDALE
PublisherMINERALS, METALS & MATERIALS SOC
Pages657-662
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)*************
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM 2005) - Phoenix
Duration: 29 May 20053 Jun 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM 2005)
CityPhoenix
Period29/05/053/06/05

Abstract

We discuss the behaviour of Group I and 2 elements under pressure, describing crystallography based on diamond anvil pressure cell experiments and electronic structure calculations. In addition to these precise methods, we discuss more intuitive pictures of both the electronic driving force for the transitions, and the structural motifs which optimise the electronic energy by opening pseudogaps at the Fermi energy.

    Research areas

  • pressure, cesium, lithium, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE, DENSE LITHIUM, BARIUM-IV, CESIUM, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, RUBIDIUM, DYNAMICS, ALLOYS, GPA

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