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Breaking research news from a team of scientists led by Carnegie's Ho-kwang "Dave" Mao reveals that the composition of the Earth's lower mantle may be significantly different than previously thought.
An international team of researchers has synthesized a new material that stores an unusually large amount of hydrogen.
Contrary to basic laws of physics, researchers at the Argon National Laboratory have discovered a new technique for applying pressure to a material that actually causes it to expand instead of compress or contract.
When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape.
The study of materials at extreme conditions took a giant leap forward with the discovery of a way to generate super high pressures without using shock waves whose accompanying heat turns solids to liquid.
Identifying the composition of the earth's core is key to understanding how our planet formed and the current behavior of its interior.
Scientists will soon be exploring matter at temperatures and pressures so extreme it can only be produced for microseconds using powerful pulsed lasers.
An amorphous diamond – one that lacks the crystalline structure of diamond, but is every bit as hard – has been created by a Stanford-led team of researchers.
By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses.
Scientists in Washington, DC are reporting laboratory evidence supporting the possibility that some of Earth's oil and natural gas may have formed in a way much different than the traditional process described in science textbooks.