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The thermodynamics and transport properties of transition metals in critical point
Alexander L. Khomkin and Aleksey S. Shumikhin
A new method for calculating the critical point parameters (density, temperature, pressure and electrical conductivity) and binodal of vapor-liquid (dielectric-metal) phase transition is proposed. It is based on the assumption that cohesion as an attractive part of the energy, which determines the main properties of solid state, also determines the properties in the vicinity of the critical point. Comparison with experimental and theoretical data available for transition metals is made.
Keywords: Vapor-liquid phase transition, critical point, cohesive energy, electrical conductivity