Cover Image: Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 101, Iss. 7

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Ions form the tetrahedral structure of compressed liquid lithium, while valence electrons occupy the interstices. Simulations predict such local order at pressures in the range 150–810 GPa.

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Tetrahedral Clustering in Molten Lithium under Pressure
Isaac Tamblyn, Jean-Yves Raty, and Stanimir A. Bonev
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 075703 (2008)

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