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How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science.
In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through such a material.
Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior.
Physicists have long wondered whether hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could be transformed into a metal and possibly even a superconductorâ€”the elusive state in which electrons can flow without resistance.
Study suggests strategies for converting hydrogen to metal at significantly lower pressures.
Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is normally an insulating gas, but at high pressures it may turn into a superconductor.
Models of how Saturn and Jupiter formed may soon take on a different look.
Hydrogen could be a clean, abundant energy source, but it's difficult to store in bulk. In new research, materials scientists at Rice University have made the surprising discovery that tiny carbon capsules called buckyballs are so strong they can hold volumes of hydrogen nearly as dense as those at the center of Jupiter.
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