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.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||08 Feb 2010 06:55|
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