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The structure features the zinc in the familiar tetrahedral coordination environment, all linked by bridging cyanide ligands. The structure consists of two "interpenetrating" structures. Such motifs are sometimes called "expanded diamondoid" structures because the interconnecting atoms are tetrahedral but instead of being directly linked as in diamond, the atoms are separated by additional bond
Pressure-induced transitions are associated with near 2-fold volume expansions. While an increase in volume with pressure is counterintuitive, the resulting new phases contain large fluid-filled pores, such that the combined solid + fluid volume is reduced and the inefficiencies in space filling by the interpenetrated parent phase are eliminated.
Originally posted by KawRider9
Can some please post a "dummies version" of this thread? Just spent five minutes reading through this thread and have no clue what is going on. Either the meds for my broken leg are affecting my brain or this topic is waaaay over my head.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
I don't know about the thread itself, but the material mentioned in the OP is considered interesting/odd because it becomes more porous when pressure is applied -- which is counter-intuitive.
Originally posted by CitizenJack
Ya something different to read and its pretty amazing. Thanks for bringing this news to ats truth.
Mind = Blown
Note to ats staff, we need a mind blown smileyedit on 13-6-2013 by CitizenJack because: typo
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
Also interesting is that the material used was Zinc Cyanide, which has one of the largest negative coefficents of thermal expansion.
This interests me greatly as a possible step forwards for establishing possible materials found at Roswell and other reports of such of expanding / contracting shiny zinc like materials often cited in UFO sightings. And that the research facility is the Advanced Photon Source Lab that is also doing interesting research into Macromolecular Crystallography. Interesting place.
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides this nation’s (in fact, this hemisphere’s) brightest storage ring-generated x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines.
These x-rays allow scientists to pursue new knowledge about the structure and function of materials in the center of the Earth and in outer space, and all points in between. The knowledge gained from this research can impact the evolution of combustion engines and microcircuits, aid in the development of new pharmaceuticals, and pioneer nanotechnologies whose scale is measured in billionths of a meter, to name just a few examples. These studies promise to have far-reaching impact on our technology, economy, health, and our fundamental knowledge of the materials that make up our world.
The APS electron accelerator and storage system are the first critical steps in producing the high-energy x-rays that are used for frontier research.
No weather balloon comments please.edit on 13-6-2013 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Pervius
The DOE released a report where things went terribly WRONG at one of our nuclear research facilities in 2012 because all the different foreigners working there couldn't speak ENGLISH and the guy running the show....lost control.
Resulting in a big nuclear oppsie accident.
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
reply to post by Ghost375
I didn't read it as stating a ''new state of matter'' rather that certain matter underwent 5 new states (ie new to this type of matter) and altered in ways which aren't understood by humanities current level of physics knowledge.
"a group of scientists has seemingly defied the laws of physics and found a way to apply pressure to make a material expand instead of compress/contract."
"Because this behavior seems impossible, Chapman and her colleagues spent several years testing and retesting the material until they believed the unbelievable and understood how the impossible could be possible.