Metal-nonmetal transition and the second critical point in expanded metals

V.B. Bobrov, S.A. Trigger, A.G. Zagorodny

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    Abstract

    Based on the nonrelativistic Coulomb model within which the matter is a system of interacting electrons and nuclei, using the quantum field theory and linear response theory methods, the opportunity for the existence of the second critical point in expanded metals, which is directly related to the metal-nonmetal transition, predicted by Landau and Zeldovitch, is theoretically justified. It is shown that the matter at the second critical point is in the state of true dielectric with zero static conductivity. The results obtained are in agreement with recent experiments for expanded metals. The existence of the second critical point is caused by the initial multi-component nature of the matter consisting of electrons and nuclei and the long-range character of the Coulomb interaction. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2013
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number16002
    Pages (from-to)16002-1/5
    Number of pages5
    JournalEPL
    Volume101
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Bobrov, V. B., Trigger, S. A., & Zagorodny, A. G. (2013). Metal-nonmetal transition and the second critical point in expanded metals. EPL, 101(1), 16002-1/5. [16002]. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/101/16002