The resistances of seven single crystals of bismuth of various orientation, were measured as the temperature gradually increased to a few degrees beyond the melting point. It was found that the change from solid to liquid did not occur suddenly when the melting temperature was reached, but began at a temperature about two degrees below and continued to a temperature about one and one-half degrees above the melting point. As an explanation it is supposed that bismuth undergoes a change in crystal structure near the melting point and that this crystal structure persists in the liquid bismuth.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1934 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Schroeder, J. Henry
"Change in Resistance of Bismuth Single Crystals at the Melting Point,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 41(1), 254-254.
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