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Piling on pressure solves enduring mystery about metal’s makeup


June 22, 2017

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Scientists have solved a decades-long puzzle about lithium, an essential metal in cellphone and computer batteries. Using extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing, the international team has unraveled the mystery of a fundamental property of lithium. Its atoms are arranged in a simple structure, and may be the first direct evidence of a quantum solid behavior in a metal.Full Story

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