Accession Number:

AD0688477

Title:

PHASE TRANSITIONS OF THE ELECTRON FLUID,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV ILL JAMES FRANCK INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

It is shown that current many-body theory predicts that the high-density phase of the electron fluid is mechanically unstable for r sub s 5 and thermodynamically unstable for r sub s 4. The pressure-density phase diagram of the electron fluid is shown to consist of a high-density, liquid-like region and a low-density, gas-like region, separated by a two-phase region. The low-density segment of the coexistence curve in the limit of low temperature and pressure is calculated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE