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New kind of optical fiber developed

( -- A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow compound that can ...

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Unfrozen mystery: Water reveals a new secret

Using revolutionary new techniques, a team led by Carnegie's Malcolm Guthrie has made a striking discovery about how ice behaves under pressure, changing ideas that date back almost 50 years. Their findings could alter our ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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A new kind of metal in the deep Earth

( -- The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth materials change. New experiments and ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Metal Becomes Transparent Under High Pressure

An international team of scientists have discovered a transparent form of the element sodium (Na). The team, led by Artem Oganov, Professor of Theoretical Crystallography at Stony Brook University, and Yanming Ma, the lead ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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