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Water molecules observed in never-before-seen state

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Water molecules have been observed in a new state after being pushed into channels in beryl, according to findings published in Physical Review Letters. The molecules don't behave like a gas, liquid or solid. "This means that the oxygen and hydrogen atoms of the water molecule are delocalized and therefore simultaneously present in all six symmetrically equivalent positions in the channel at the same time. It's one of those phenomena that only occur in quantum mechanics and has no parallel in our everyday experience," said Alexander Kolesnikov, lead author of the study. United Press International (04/25)


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