Author

Barbu

Date of Award

8-2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Clement Burns

Second Advisor

Dr. Lisa Paulius

Third Advisor

Dr. Dean Halderson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The topic covered in this thesis is the study of electronic interactions for liquid metal-ammonia solutions, lithium-ammonia solutions in particular. To obtain a theoretical understanding of so-called correlated electron systems.

The work focuses on sample creation and measurement of electrical conductivity of lithium-ammonia solutions varying with temperature for different concentrations. We have taken measurements in liquid lithium-ammonia mixtures using four-wire method to minimize the contact resistance. We have shown how it is possible to carry out accurate measurements of the electrical conductivity in these systems with the four wire measurements.

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