Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 01, Numéro C5, Décembre 1991
COLLOQUE WEYL VII
International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION
Page(s) C5-245 - C5-249
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1991529
COLLOQUE WEYL VII
International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION

J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C5-245-C5-249

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1991529

A HIGH-CONDUCTING STATE IN LIQUID METAL-AMMONIA SOLUTIONS

P. ARENDT

Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany


Abstract
Metal-ammonia solutions (1.5 to S mole per cent alkali metal) with added traces of water and oxygen can be transferred into a high-conducting state by a dc current forced through the solution with a critical voltage and critical power dissipation, respectively. This high-conducting state is stabilized by the viscous gel formed by the reaction of the metal with the added impurities.



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