Lecture presented at the GDCh-meeting in Berlin, September 12, 1979.
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1980 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 19, Issue 8, pages 593–606, August 1980
How to Cite
Hensel, F. (1980), Liquid Metals and Liquid Semiconductors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 19: 593–606. doi: 10.1002/anie.198005931
Dedicated to Professor Ernst Ulrich Franck on the occasion of his 60th birthday
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 27 MAR 1980
- Liquid metals;
- Liquid semiconductors;
Numerous liquid systems have electrical properties which resemble those of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors. The existence of “semiconducting” behavior in these liquids is mostly related to a continuous transition from a metallic to a “semiconducting” state when a thermodynamic variable such as temperature, density or concentration is changed. Changes in the nature of the chemical interaction and the associated changes in the structure of the liquid are of fundamental importance for the transition to a “semiconducting” state. This will be demonstrated for the ionic liquid CsAu, for covalent liquid selenium, and for expanded liquid metals.