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When Pressure Builds Too Fast, Ice Gets Stuck in ‘Glassy’ Form

Amorphous Ice is an Experimental Side Effect of an Interrupted Crystal Transition

At high pressures and low temperature, water can form amorphous ice – a non-crystallized ‘glass-like’ solid that researchers had thought was related to supercooled water. New research, however, shows that amorphous ice occurs when ice gets stuck in an intermediate form in between two crystal structures.

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When Pressure Builds Too Fast, Ice Gets Stuck in ‘Glassy’ Form
Amorphous Ice is an Experimental Side Effect of an Interrupted Crystal Transition 22 May 2019 Feature

Virtually all the ice that we encounter on Earth’s surface, from snowflakes to ice cubes, has a…

New book on simulating chemistry under extreme conditions 18 March 2019 Feature

Courtesy of SpringerA new book, edited by DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community member Nir…

A Step Toward Modeling Carbonatites in the Subsurface 25 January 2019 Feature

When generations of phytoplankton with calcium carbonate shells die, their shells accumulate on the…

Under the Right Conditions, Subduction Zone ‘Factories’ May Manufacture Abiotic Hydrocarbons 25 September 2018 Feature

Subduction zones, where the edge of one tectonic plate slips beneath another, have earned the…

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Carbon Dioxide Stays Solid Under Deep Mantle Conditions 8 August 2018 Feature

On the surface, carbon dioxide moves in complex cycles between living organisms and the physical…

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Microbes Responsible for Massive Methane Deposit in Submarine Mud Volcano 14 June 2018 Feature

Just off the coast of the continents, thousands of mud volcanoes are erupting from the seafloor,…

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Pyroxenites Put the Brakes on Mantle Melting 29 May 2018 Feature

Pyroxenites are a type of rock created when parts of Earth’s crust are injected deep in the mantle…

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Xenon May Hide in Core With Iron and Nickel 24 May 2018 Feature

Meteorites are time capsules from the earliest days of the Solar System. One type, called…

arth’s Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Decorated in Marble and Diamonds
Earth’s Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Decorated in Marble and Diamonds 19 March 2018 Feature

A new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters [1] finds that carbonates…

Researchers Discover the ‘Diamond of Carbonate’ 14 September 2017 Feature

Sergey Lobanov (Stony Brook University, USA, formerly at the Carnegie Institution of Washington,…

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