Relating atomic energy, radius and electronegativity through compression
Journal article, 2021

Trends in atomic properties are well-established tools for guiding the analysis and discovery of materials. Here, we show how compression can reveal a long sought-after connection between two central chemical concepts - van-der-Waals (vdW) radii and electronegativity - and how these relate to the driving forces behind chemical and physical transformations.


Martin Rahm

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Paul Erhart

Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

Roberto Cammi

University of Parma

Chemical Science

2041-6520 (ISSN) 2041-6539 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 7 2397-2403

Nya material med relevans för livets ursprung och planetforskning

Swedish Research Council (VR) (2016-04127), 2017-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.

Subject Categories


History of Ideas


Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Theoretical Chemistry

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



More information

Latest update