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Dense Hydrogen in a New Light

June 3, 2013

periodic table detail of hydrogen Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. The way it responds under extreme pressure and temperatures is crucial to our understanding of matter and the nature of hydrogen-rich planets. New work from Carnegie Institution scientists using intense infrared radiation shines new light on this fundamental material at extreme pressure and reveals the details of a surprising new form of solid hydrogen. Full Story

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