X-ray study of the alkali metals at low temperatures

TitleX-ray study of the alkali metals at low temperatures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1956
AuthorsBarrett, C. S.
JournalActa Crystallographica
Volume9
Issue8
Pagination671 - 677
Date Published08/1956
ISSN0365-110X
KeywordsAnalytical chemistry, Caesium, Crystallography, Lithium, Metals, Potassium, Rubidium, Sodium
URLhttp://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S0365110X56001790
DOI10.1107/S0365110X56001790
Short TitleActa Cryst
Citation KeyLi_Na_K_Rb_Cs_xtal_low_T
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Cold working of sodium metal converts body centred sodium metal to a mixture of a hexagonal form and body centred sodium at 5 K. The hexagonal from converts back to the body-centred form at 100-100 K.
Cold working of lithium metal converts body centred lithium metal to a mixture of a hexagonal form and body centred lithium at 78 K.
Potassium, rubidium, and caesium retain their body centred structure after cooling

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