Thursday, October 27, 2016

Forging a brand-new chemical bond using the pressure of the Mars core

When it comes to making chemical bonds, some elements go together like peanut butter and jelly; but for others, it's more like oil and water. Scientists can combat this elemental antipathy using extreme pressures. And now in a new article, researchers report that they have used pressure equivalent to that within the core of Mars to forge the first-ever iron-bismuth bond, which could help them make brand-new magnetic and superconducting materials.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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