International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION
J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C5-245-C5-249
A HIGH-CONDUCTING STATE IN LIQUID METAL-AMMONIA SOLUTIONSP. ARENDT
Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
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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