Monday, July 27, 2015

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations show that a material made with hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon would have a melting point of more than 4,400 kelvins (7,460 degrees Fahrenheit). That's about two-thirds the temperature at the surface of the sun, and 200 kelvins higher than the highest melting point ever recorded experimentally.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1VJwKuh
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