metallic hydrogen


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metallic hydrogen

[mə′tal·ik ′hī·drə·jən]
(physical chemistry)
A phase of hydrogen believed to occur at extremely high pressures, in which the material transforms to a conducting molecular solid.
A phase of hydrogen believed to occur at still higher pressures, in which the molecular bonds that exist at lower pressures are broken and an atomic solid with the structure of an alkali metal is formed.
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Researchers at Harvard University create metallic hydrogen which acts like a superconductor while UCL reports evidence of the oldest forms of life on Earth.
The metallic hydrogen mantle is the source of the planet's magnetic field.
Jupiter does not have a molten metal core; instead, its magnetic field is created by a core of compressed liquid metallic hydrogen," said the report.
It's the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you're looking at it, you're looking at something that's never existed before.
We do not believe that conditions exist in stars for solid metallic hydrogen to form," says Harvard University physicist Isaac Silvera.
Scientists are tantalizingly close to producing the first samples of solid metallic hydrogen using powerful lasers, electrical impulses, and other cutting edge equipment.
He added that Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and it is about 1,400 times larger in volume than the Earth, and its interior is made of rocks and metallic hydrogen.
Nonetheless, ample evidence exists that the Sun itself is comprised of condensed matter or, more specifically, of metallic hydrogen [15].
They're all fluids, so the rain is really droplets of fluid helium mixed with neon falling through a fluid of metallic hydrogen.
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Graphene can serve as analogy and inspiration in physicists' efforts to create solid metallic hydrogen, another theorized wonder material, which Emily Conover describes on Page 18.
Who knows what the applications will be including for those pursuing metallic hydrogen in the laboratory, which has been hypothesised but not found yet, she said.