Condensed Matter


A Prediction that Bulk Mercury Without 201Hg May be Solid in STP

Authors: Yanming Wei

In standard temperature and pressure (STP), mercury is liquid. Natural mercury comprises 7 isotopes with different sibling abundance, and the isotope 201Hg is special one with abundance 13.2%, because its nucleus has a very low energy level of first excited state, i.e. <1.6keV. If 201Hg is totally depleted from a bulk with critical mass at least, then this paper predicts that the depleted bulk will be no longer liquid and less sensitive to temperature change.

Comments: 3 pages, 0 figures, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.34695.70561

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[v1] 2017-07-26 11:02:39

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