Physicists have finally glimpsed the holy grail— an elusive form of hydrogen that’s never been seen before. This high-pressure form of the element makes up the interiors of giant planets in the solar system, and the sun
"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid. Rendering of metallic hydrogen pressurized between diamonds.
Lab-Made 'Metallic Hydrogen' Could Revolutionize Rocket Fuel Two tiny diamond anvils have been used to squeeze hydrogen to high enough pressures to produce solid metallic hydrogen, a long-theorized form of the element.
Could brute force and diamonds lead to metallic hydrogen and floating cities?
US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.
The implications of the discovery of hydrogen in a metallic form make it a subject of great fervor. Teams are racing toward its use as a superconductor as well as a means of better understanding the universe.
Hydrogen Squeezed Into a Metal, Possibly Solid, Harvard Physicists Say::Scientists have been chasing solid metallic hydrogen for decades. The latest claim, published in the journal Science, draws debate.