Tuesday January 31, 2017

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen Made by Harvard

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen has never existed on Earth before, but the fine folks at Harvard just remedied that as they did not want to be outdone by Berkeley! Squeeze a good old Hydrogen atom down to where the the proton and electron are closer together and apparently some really "cool" things happen that are looking to have all sorts of uses...if they can do it at room temp.

"It takes a tremendous amount of energy to make metallic hydrogen," Silvera explained. "And if you convert it back to molecular hydrogen, all that energy is released, so that would make it the most powerful rocket propellant known to man, and could revolutionize rocketry."