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Ultrahigh-pressure melting of lead: a multidisciplinary study.
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PMID:  17815595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Measurements of the melting temperature of lead, carried out to pressures of 1 megabar (10(11) pascal) and temperatures near 4000 kelvin by means of a laser-heated diamond cell, are in excellent agreement with the results of previous shock-wave experiments. The data are analyzed by means of first principles quantum mechanical calculations, and the agreement documents the reliability of current experimental and theoretical techniques for studies of melting at ultrahigh pressures. These studies have potentially wide-ranging applications, from planetary science to condensed matter physics.
B K Godwal; C Meade; R Jeanloz; A Garcia; A Y Liu; M L Cohen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  248     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
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Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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