The melting curve of osmium (Os) has been determined up to 35 GPa and 5800 K using a laser heated diamond anvil cell facility. Al 2 O 3 was used as the thermal insulator and pressure transmitting medium. Melting was detected by the laser speckle method, and spectroradiometric technique was employed for determination of melting temperature. The measured melting curve has been compared with available theoretical melting curves. The Simon-Glatzel fit to the experimental data agrees reasonably well with the recently reported theoretical melting curve using Z-method. The melting slope of the measured melting curve is 58.0 K/GPa at P = 0.1 MPa. The melting line of Os is seen to cross that of W around 6 GPa, making it the most refractory metal. The density dependence of Grüneisen parameter [γ(ρ)] has also been determined analytically, using the experimentally obtained melting slope.
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