November 2, 2012
Replicating the Pressures of a Gas Giant
Tim Wogan, Physics World
An international team of researchers has developed a technique that allows higher-than-ever-before static pressures to be generated in the laboratory, using a newly designed diamond-anvil cell. The team was able to create 640 gigapascals (GPa) of pressure – 50% more pressure than previously demonstrated and 150% more pressure than can be achieved by most typical high-pressure experiments.
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