The Behavior of Solid Hydrogen at 342 GPa
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Theoretical calculations indicate that the hydrogen molecule should depair at high pressures and eventually form a new alkali metal. The resultant alkali metal sample in the diamond anvil cell would not be transparent in the visible. Experimentally, we find that hydrogen is still transparent at 342 GPa. This represents over a 50% increase in the static pressure at which scientific studies have been made by other groups.
- The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology
The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology 7, 772-774, 1998
The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology