Researchers briefly turn water into metallic material

2021-07-30

Water can be made electrically conductive without the high pressures typically needed for such a transition, according to research published in Nature. Small amounts of water vapor condensed onto droplets of a mixture of potassium and sodium and took on a golden color, indicating that electrons emitted from the sodium-potassium droplet had diffused into the water and interacted with positive metallic ions.

Full story:

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Designed specifically for researchers in all fields of science and engineering, SIGMA XI SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, SIGMA XI SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.