Electrical measurements on praseodymium metal to 179 GPa using designer diamond anvils

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  • An average drop of 53% in electrical resistivity of the Pr sample at a pressure of 20 GPa was observed in a series of high-pressure experiments to 179 GPa. This drop in resistivity was attributed to the delocalization of the 4f-shell in Pr as f-electrons become itinerant and contributes to electrical conduction at high pressures.
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  • Valisavljevic N; MacMinn KM; Vohra YK; Weir ST
  • Start Page

  • 927
  • End Page

  • 929
  • Volume

  • 84
  • Issue

  • 6