Weak melting in a KCs mixture

A. Voronel*, V. Steinberg, T. Sverbilova

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The reduced melting temperature of an equimolar KCs mixture is very low compared with other simple substances (Tm/Tc = 0.108, where Tc is the liquid-vapor critical temperature). We find the entropy of melting of this mixture is also low (ΔS = 0.6R). As the liquid is cooled towards the freezing point, its heat capacity increases by 10–20% reaching 8.3–8.4 cal/mol K. This prefreezing anomaly may be connected with ordering in the liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1980


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