Video: Mercury and Relativity

Evidence for Low-Temperature Melting of Mercury owing to Relativity
mcontent (1)An old problem solved: Monte Carlo simulations using the diatomic-in-molecule method derived from accurate ground- and excited-state relativistic calculations for Hg2 show that the melting temperature for bulk mercury is lowered by 105 K, which is due to relativistic effects. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201302742/abstract

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1. Relativity behind mercury’s liquidity
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