Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe, and it experiences extreme pressures in stars and in gas giant planets. Now researchers at the Carnegie I...nstitution for Science have managed to accurately measure hydrogen's melting point at pressures up to 300 GPa (3 million times atmospheric pressure) finding results that contradict theoretical predictions, explain physicists Peter Celliers and Jon Eggert of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Congratulations to Professor Changqing Jin (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), elected Chairman of the Commission for Crystallography of Materials, a permanent commission of the International Union of Crystallography. Professor Changqing Jin was Chairman of the 2017 AIRAPT Conference, which has just finished in Beijing, China.
Water and methane do mix, but at high pressure
At the Social Dinner
Researchers demonstrate 'diamond showers' forming in the ice giants of our solar system. Using an ultra-strong X-ray laser to simulate conditions inside the cos...mic giants, they observed the fission of hydrocarbon and the conversion of carbon into diamonds in real time. The results are published in Nature Astronomy.
The Joint 18th International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics & 2nd International Workshop on High Pressure Study of Superconductors (HPSP18 & WHS2) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2018. It will be chaired by Alejandro Goñi and Fernando Rodriguez . Webpage :
Several historical AIRAPT documents (1966-1982) have been made available at the Academie François Bourdon (AFB). Read more at http://www.airapt.org/?q=node/404