News tagged with high pressure

Earth's core reveals an inner weakness

(Phys.org) —The word "core" conjures up an image of something strong. However, new experiments show that the iron found in the Earth's core is relatively weak. This finding is based on x-ray spectroscopy ...

Jan 27, 2014 4.8 / 5 (19) 0 | with audio podcast

Supercritical fluids explained

When we boil a kettle, we observe what scientists call a phase transition: the water changes from being a liquid to a gas as water becomes less dense. One litre of water boils to give about 1,000 litres of ...

May 26, 2014 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

The quantum dance of oxygen

Under extremely high pressure conditions oxygen molecules group into quartets and give rise to a 'dance of their magnetic moments.' This, as observed in a new study carried out by SISSA in collaboration with ...

Jul 07, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 5