Thermodynamic Analysis of Metal-Insulator Transitions. Effect of Changes in the Density of States Function

This paper has been priority-edited before the expected shortly ceremony of awarding the Honorary Doctoral Degree (Dr. H. c.) to Professor Jürgen (George) Honig on the occasion of 90-th Anniversary of founding the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

R. Hoehn and J.M. Honig
Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, 47907, USA
Received: January 23, 2009;
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Prior theories of metal-insulator transitions by Spałek et al. were extended to include quartic terms in the temperature and by introducing two different density of state functions. The effects of these extensions on low-temperature metal-insulator transitions and on reentrant metallic behavior in solids have been investigated.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.115.745
PACS numbers: 71.10.Hf, 71.20.-b, 71.10.Ay, 71.30.+h, 71.45.Gm