Electronic transport in expanded liquid mercury

Uzi Even*, Joshua Jortner

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We report the results of an experimental study of the electronic transport properties (Hall effect and electrical conductivity) of expanded liquid mercury in the density range 13.6-8.5 g cm-3 (temperature region 10-150°C and pressure region 1-1900 atm). From the correlation of the Hall coefficient and the conductivity, three distinct conduction regimes were identified in this one-component system: (a) the weak-scattering metallic region (13.6-11 g cm-3), (b) the strong-scattering metallic region (11.0-9.2 g cm-3), and (c) the localization regime (< 9.2 g cm-3). Detailed information has been obtained for the formation of the pseudogap and the metal-nonmetal transition in this disordered system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2536-2545
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1973


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