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Physical Review Letters
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Microscopic basis of miedema's empirical theory of transition-metal compound formation

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The success of Miedema's empirical theory of transition-metal compound formation has given credence to the physical picture used in its construction. Self-consistently calculated electron densities, state densities, and heats of formation reveal this picture to be inappropriate. Miedema's success is shown to result from the implicit incorporation of a dominant chemical trend, which is well described by Pettifor's d-bond model. © 1980 The American Physical Society.

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11 Feb 1980

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Physical Review Letters

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