Possibility of Li-Mg and Al-Mg hydrides being metallic


Within the framework of the local-density approximation and the ab initio pseudopotential theory, it is shown that alloying of MgH2 with Li or Al may be described in terms of the rigid-band model. Metallization of insulating MgH2 upon doping with Li or Al should therefore be possible. Doping with Li appears to be more favorable both from a thermodynamic point of view as well as from the objective of obtaining a high density of states at the Fermi level.

Physical Review B (Condensed Matter), 15 Aug. 1994, vol. 50
Bernd Pfrommer
Bernd Pfrommer
Visiting Scholar

My research interests include computer vision, autonomous systems, and machine learning