Melting of lead and zinc to 60 kbar

J. Akella, J. Ganguly, R. Grover, G. Kennedy

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The melting curves for lead and zinc were determined to 60 kbar. Our melting data for lead is in good agreement with that of Millet up to 22 kbar, beyond which Millet's values are significantly higher than ours. The melting curve for zinc is almost linear to 60 kbar and our values are lower than the values reported by other workers. The melting relationship proposed by Kennedy as well as the Lindemann law have been examined in the light of the new melting data for these two metals. A straight line can be fitted through the Tm vs ΔV/V0 plots for zinc within the limits of experimental precision, but the data for lead shows a departure from the straight line fit. The lead melting curve is concave toward the Tm axis, as predicted by the Lindermann law and, in this respect, resembles previously studied Van der Waals solids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-636
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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