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Physicists Are Close to Producing Metallic Hydrogen, And It Could Change Everything

by Dom Galeon, Futurism

HYDROGEN’S MEGA-EVOLUTION

The simplest and most common element, first in the periodic table, shouldn’t be difficult to crack, right? “What could be more simple than an assembly of electrons and protons?” asks Neil Aschcroft, a theoretical physicist at Cornell University. Yet, its supposed metallic form is quite the opposite. Apparently, the physics of hydrogen becomes more complex at high pressures. A sort of mega-evolution. Continue reading Physicists Are Close to Producing Metallic Hydrogen, And It Could Change Everything