First-order phase transition in metallic vapors

M. Gitterman, V. Steinberg

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We obtain a first-order phase transition in metallic vapors under high pressure which is due to the fact that the equation of the law of mass action for the ionization processes does not have a unique solution. One of the consequences is a gradual nonmetal-metal transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1588-1591
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - 1975


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