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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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The PUSH for High-Pressure Microbiology 30 September 2019 Feature

Microbes in the deep biosphere exist at pressures that would crush most surface organisms.  At one…

Deep-Sea Microbes Prefer High-Pressure Lifestyles 23 July 2019 Feature

Deep, dark ocean waters represent the largest marine environment on Earth. Studying how microbes…

‘Deep Matter and Energy’ Special Issue of Engineering Published June 2019
"Deep Matter and Energy" Special Issue Highlights Role of Deep Volatiles 27 June 2019 Feature

A new open-access special issue on Deep Matter and Energy contains sixteen papers that span all…

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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