Compound of manganese sulfide compressed in diamond anvil cell undergoes dramatic transition
As a compound of manganese sulfide is compressed in a diamond anvil cell, it undergoes dramatic transitions. In this illustration, the interaction between the manganese atomic ions (purple circles) and disulfur molecular ions (figure eights) increases from left to right until the overlap is significant enough to make the system metallic.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 180964.]
Learn more in the University of Rochester news story Under pressure, 'squishy' compound reacts in remarkable ways. (Date of image: June 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 6, 2022)
Credit: Dean Smith, Nevada Extreme Conditions Laboratory, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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