Simple analytic model for the free energy of liquid metals

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A closed analytic form for the free energy of a liquid metal is given using a simple interpolation formula for the dielectric function of the electron gas and a hard-sphere reference system for the description of the liquid structure. The ion electron interaction is described by an Ashcroft-type empty-core potential. Several empirical relationships are substantiated and numerical calculations are performed. The results of the calculations are in reasonable agreement with the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number005
Pages (from-to)315-323
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics F: Metal Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys

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