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Evidence for a liquid–liquid phase transition in metallic fluids observed by electrostatic levitation

Li, John J. Z. and Rhim, W. K. and Kim, C. P. and Samwer, K. and Johnson, W. L. (2011) Evidence for a liquid–liquid phase transition in metallic fluids observed by electrostatic levitation. Acta Materialia, 59 (5). pp. 2166-2171. ISSN 1359-6454.

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Measurements of liquid metallic systems show a clear indication of hysteretic behaviour of their volume vs. temperature. The highly precise measurements are done in an electrostatic levitator with optical control of the volume and laser heating. The results are discussed in terms of a liquid–liquid phase transition scenario and compared to other liquid systems.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Received 4 November 2010; received in revised form 7 December 2010; accepted 7 December 2010; Available online 6 January 2011. K.S. was supported by DLR Project 50 WM 1036 and the DFG Leibniz-Program. K.S. would especially like to express his gratitude for the kind hospitality during his recent stay in Pasadena.
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Deutschland für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) (Germany)50 WM 1036
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Amorphous materials; Bulk amorphous materials; Liquids; Phase transformations
Issue or Number:5
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Official Citation:John J.Z. Li, W.K. Rhim, C.P. Kim, K. Samwer, W.L. Johnson, Evidence for a liquid-liquid phase transition in metallic fluids observed by electrostatic levitation, Acta Materialia, Volume 59, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 2166-2171, ISSN 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2010.12.017. (
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Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:28 Mar 2011 16:11
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