Polyanions in molten KPb - A paradox explained?

T. Arai, L. Pusztai, R. L. McGreevy

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We have created new models of the structure of liquid KPb at 873, 1473 and 1873K. These are used to illustrate specific points concerning the 'existence' of Pb44- polyanions or 'Zintl' ions. We conclude that such groupings exist but are only transient, probably with a timescale of the order of 1ps. All of the existing experimental data are consistent with such a model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number335202
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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