Superconducting, structural, and magnetic properties of lithium and lithium-rich compounds

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Science
Department Physics & Astronomy
Author Richards, Anne marie Schaeffer
Title Superconducting, structural, and magnetic properties of lithium and lithium-rich compounds
Date 2016
Description Lithium is generally considered to be a simple metal, given its simple electronic structure with one valence electron. It is considered to follow a nearly free electron model and have a nearly spherical Fermi surface. However, away from ambient conditions, the behavior of lithium become much less simple. Under high pressures, lithium undergoes a series of symmetry-breaking phase transitions, even a metal to insulator transition; at low temperatures, lithium also undergoes a temperature-driven martensitic transformation. In this work, these deviations from simple models in lithium are investigated, both at ambient pressure and under high pressures, from the relative high temperature phenomenon of melting to low temperature measurements of superconductivity.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject isotope effect; lithium; phase diagram; quantum solid; superconductivity; symmetry-breaking
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Language eng
Rights Management ©Anne Marie Schaeffer Richards
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 26,462 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/4100
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Date Created 2016-08-25
Date Modified 2018-01-22
ID 197650
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bk4mnz