Accession Number:

AD0603731

Title:

RESISTIVITY AND HALL EFFECT IN LIQUID METALS,

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CHICAGO UNIV ILL INST FOR THE STUDY OF METALS

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

A liquid metal is assumed in which the unscreened eletron-ion interaction is the sum of spherically symmetric potentials. Using an exact expression for the conductivity tensor in a magnetic field, expressions are obtained for the Hall constant and for the zero-magnetic-field frequency-dependent conductivity tensor in the form of power series expansions in the potential. Effects due to the electron spin are ignored. Calculations are done for Zn, Li and Na using the pseudopotentials calculated by Harrison. For Zn it is shown that the series for the conductivity tensor converges slowly if it converges at all. It is concluded that the small pseudopotential approximation is not convenient for, and possible not valid for, dealing with electrical transport in liquid metals. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE