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The electron localizations and the corresponding chemical interactions that govern the structures of elemental metals

  title={The electron localizations and the corresponding chemical interactions that govern the structures of elemental metals},
  author={Yuanhui Sun and Lei Zhao and Yonghao Zheng and Maosheng Miao},
  • Yuanhui Sun, Lei Zhao, +1 author M. Miao
  • Published 20 September 2021
  • Physics
Elemental metals adopt and transform between very simple structures in an intriguing pattern under zero and high compressions. While most transition metals are only found in simple structures so far, the “simple” alkali and alkaline earth metals may transform into complicated structures under high pressure. Here, by employing large scale highthroughput calculations, we demonstrate a surprisingly simple and all-embracing theory that emerges after replacing the orthodox metallic bond concept with… Expand

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