In order to study melting of metals at high pressure, we propose a different method which can be thought of as a generalization of the well-known Lindemann law. One essential interesting feature is that neither the Debye temperature nor the Grüneisen coefficient are used in the theory. We find that the method based on first-principles calculations can be used to model the pressure dependence of the melting properties of metals very well. Predictions of the melting along the principal Hugoniot are calculated for Cu and Ta. In the case of Fe, the melting temperature is calculated at geophysically interesting pressures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics