Early work by Siringo, Pucci and March (Phys. Rev. B, 37, 2491 (1988)) studied solid I(2) under high pressure at T = 0. Their conclusion was that insulating crystalline I(2) at low pressures eventually transformed into a molecular metal. This has subsequently been confirmed experimentally. Later studies by Weir et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett., 76, 1860 (1996)) on solid H(2) under pressure point in the same direction, though in the solid phase the metallic state has still not been achieved at low temperatures. However, in the liquid phase, an insulating metallic transition has been proposed, as in solid iodine, again on the basis of experimental high-pressure studies. Here, attention is shifted to some polyatomic molecules, such as the 10-electron series H(2)O, NH(3) and CH(4). Particular attention is focused on the measured Hugoniots of the polyatomic molecular liquids.
|Titolo:||Polyatomic molecular liquids under extreme compression: facts, models, and a few predictions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|