Effects of Pressure Induced Electron Transfer

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Effects of Pressure Induced Electron Transfer

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 16th October 2000
  • Speaker: Stewart Reed (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

The behaviour of caesium under pressure has been intimately linked to the change in character of the electrons in its lowest energy conduction band from s-like to d-like. One of the resulting effects is an iso-structural phase change (fcc -> fcc) at 4.2 GPa accompagnied by a decrease in volume by 9%. The highly directional nature of the d-type bonds at higher pressure (10GPa) could explain the unusally open nature of phase V.
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