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Quantum Mechanics Reveals New Details of Deep Earth


May 10, 2010

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Scientists have used quantum mechanics to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet. Using several of the largest supercomputers in the nation, a team of physicists, led by Ohio State University, has been able to simulate the behavior of silica in a high-temperature, high-pressure form that is particularly difficult to study firsthand in the lab.Full Story

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