Electronic structure and transport in liquid Te

Morrel H. Cohen*, Joshua Jortner

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In this paper we explore the consequence of bonding inhomogeneities on the structural, magnetic, and electrical transport properties of liquid Te in the temperature range 675-1250 K. Assuming that the short correlation length b is of the order of several interatomic separations, local electronic structure and local response functions are defined. The volume fraction C of the metallic regions was determined from Knight-shift data. The enhancement factor for the spin-lattice relaxation rate is proportional to C-1, in good agreement with the experimental data. The electrical conductivity and the Hall coefficient were analyzed in terms of an effective-medium theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5255-5260
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1976


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