Electronic transport properties of liquid lanthanides

P.B. Thakor1*, Y.A. Sonvane1, P.N. Gajjar2, A.R. Jani3

1Department of Physics, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat 395 007, Gujarat, India

2Department of Physics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India

3Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, Gujarat, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2011, 2 (4), pp 303-308

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.indias.200

Publication Date (Web): Apr 08, 2012

E-mail: pbthakor@rediffmail.com


The electronic transport properties like electrical resistivity (ρ), thermoelectric power (Q) and thermal conductivity (σ) of liquid lanthanides are calculated through Ziman’s formulism. To describe electron-ion interaction we have used our newly constructed parameter free model potential alongwith Percus Yevick hard sphere (PYHS) reference system. To see the influence of exchange and correlation effect on the electronic transport properties, we have used five different local field correction functions like Hartree (H), Sarkar et al. (S), Taylor (T), Ichimaru Utsumi (IU) and Farid et al. (F). The obtained results have found good in agreement with available experimental data as well as other theoretical data. Lastly, we conclude that our newly constructed model potential is capable to explain the electronic transport properties of liquid lanthanides.


Electronic transport properties, electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power, thermal conductivity, liquid lanthanides

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