Superconductivity and the metal-nonmetal transition in Hg-Xe films

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The electrical conductivities and transition temperatures of films consisting of random mixtures of Hg and Xe condensed onto substrates held at 4.2 K have been measured. A metal-nonmetal transition in which the temperature coefficient of resistance changes from positive to negative has been found near a volume fraction close to that expected for random percolation. This transition is accompanied by a substantial drop in the superconducting transition temperature which is measured resistively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1889-1892
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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