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Researchers say they recreated metallic hydrogen

Illustrations explains what metallic hydrogen is

Nathan Hickling

February 21, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, a phase of the element hydrogen long thought to exist in Jupiter’s core, might have been recreated in an Earth lab, according to researchers at Harvard University.The researchers, Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera, claim they were able to produce Jupiter-like pressures in the lab, whic...

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Observation of the Wigner-Huntington transition to metallic hydrogen