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'... a metal conducts and a non-metal doesn't'.

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In a letter to one of the authors, Sir Nevill Mott, then in his tenth decade, highlighted the fact that the statement '... a metal conducts, and a non-metal doesn't' can be true only at the absolute zero of temperature, T=0 K. But, of course, experimental studies of metals, non-metals and, indeed, the electronic and thermodynamic transition between these canonical states of matter must always occur above T=0 K, and, in many important cases, for temperatures far above the absolute zero. Here, ...

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10.1098/rsta.2009.0282

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Journal:
Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Volume:
368
Issue:
1914
Pages:
941-965
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2962
ISSN:
1364-503X
URN:
uuid:68a84671-9455-4fbf-a00d-64f9070c0aca
Source identifiers:
48461
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pubs:48461

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