Phase transitions of the electron fluid

N. Wiser, M. H. Cohen

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Abstract

We demonstrate that current many-body theory predicts that the high-density phase of the electron fluid is mechanically unstable for rs greater, similar 5 and thermo-dynamically unstable for rs greater, similar 4. The pressure-density phase diagram of the electron fluid is shown to consist of a high-density, liquid-like region and a low-density, gas-like region, separated by a two-phase region. We calculate the low-density segment of the coexistence curve in the limit of low temperature and pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number301
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of physics C: Solid State Physics
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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