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Eldorado

Potassium both solid & liquid at same time

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Eldorado

"Matter takes many shapes, but most of us are familiar with the basic three states - solid, liquid, and gas. Now, for the first time, scientists have discovered that it's possible for matter to exist in two of these states at once.

Specifically, the metal potassium can be a solid and a liquid simultaneously, if you treat it just so. Simply apply extreme pressure and extreme temperature and presto! You have a chunk of potassium that is both solid and molten."

At Science Alert: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-state-of-matter-can-be-solid-and-liquid-at-the-same-time

At Nat Geo: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/new-phase-matter-confirmed-solid-and-liquid-same-time-potassium-physics/

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pallidin

Good report...

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cerberusxp

Very cool!

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Jon the frog

That's cool!

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Troublehalf

I always understood there to be more than three states anyway. Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, and Bose-Einstein condensates. Either way, a wonderful discovery. Hopefully it'll lead to some amazing things using it.

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DirtyDocMartens
11 hours ago, Troublehalf said:

I always understood there to be more than three states anyway. Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, and Bose-Einstein condensates. Either way, a wonderful discovery. Hopefully it'll lead to some amazing things using it.

Me too. Weird.

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bruce fiction

This is definitely a break though

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