Under pressure: solid matter adopts a new behavior

Under pressure: solid matter adopts a new behavior

Exotic Magnesium (Mg) Structures Observed at Extreme Pressures (More Than Three Times Earth’s Central Pressure) at the National Ignition Facility Support Decade-Old Theories That Quantum Mechanical Forces Localize Electron Density of valence (gold) in the spaces between the atoms of Mg (grey) to form “electrodes”. Credit: Adam Connell/LLNL Studying the behavior of solid matter at …

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