Electron Density and Electronic Properties in Noble-Metal Transition Elements

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Science  10 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3702, pp. 1448-1450
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3702.1448


It is shown empirically that the superconducting transition temperature as well as the magnetic susceptibility and the electronic specific heat of noble-metal transition elements and alloys can be described reasonably well as universal functions of the valence electron density, that is, the number of valence electrons per cubic centimeter.