Superionic Water Ice?

Something a little different:

Though it may be awhile (and a little impractical) to try to load this stuff into a water blaster, scientists seem to have determined a new state for ice. Granted, they used some lasers and diamonds to compress water ice VII even more.

From the Nature Physics article: “Using time-resolved optical pyrometry and laser velocimetry measurements as well as supporting density functional theory–molecular dynamics (DFT-MD) simulations, we document the shock equation of state of H2O to unprecedented extreme conditions and unravel thermodynamic signatures showing that ice melts near 5,000K at 190 GPa.”

To think steel melts at ~1,650K and here we are talking about water, but under some serious pressure.

Granted, with that heat and pressure, not sure one would want to be hit by it.

Soak on!

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