High-pressure melting curve of KCl: Evidence against lattice-instability theories of melting

Marvin Ross, George Wolf

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Abstract

We show that the large curvature in the T-P melting curve of KCl is the result of a reordering of the liquid to a more densely packed arrangement. As a result theories of melting, such as the instability model, which do not take into account the structure of the liquid fail to predict the correct pressure dependence of the melting curve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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