The structure of expanded mercury

Nield, V.M. and Verronen, P.T. (1998) The structure of expanded mercury. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 10 (37). pp. 8147-8153. ISSN 0953-8984. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The structure of expanded mercury along its liquid-vapour coexistence curve has been studied in detail by applying the reverse Monte Carlo modelling technique to the x-ray diffraction data of Tamura and Hosokawa (Tamura K and Hosokawa S 1994 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 6 A241). The models suggest that as the density decreases there is an initial change from a more close-packed to a less close-packed structure. Whilst most atom pairs retain the same near-neighbour distance, of about 3.0 Angstrom, a few change to having a slightly larger neighbour distance of about 3.7 Angstrom. At the lower densities many atoms have a very low coordination, indicating that they are on the edges of clusters, or on 'pathways' between clusters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 08:16
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