A reversible transition in liquid Bi under pressure

M. Emuna, S. Matityahu, E. Yahel, G. Makov, Y. Greenberg

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The electrical resistance of solid and liquid Bi has been measured at high pressures and temperatures using a novel experimental design for high sensitivity measurements utilizing a "Paris-Edinburgh" toroid large volume press. An anomalous sharp decrease in resistivity with increasing temperature at constant pressures was observed in the region beyond melting which implies a possible novel transition in the melt. The proposed transition was observed across a range of pressures both in heating and cooling cycles of the sample demonstrating its reversibility. From the measurements it was possible to determine a "phase-line" of this transition on the Bi pressure-temperature phase diagram terminating at the melting curve.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034505
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 21 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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