Semimetallic molecular hydrogen at pressure above 350 GPa

  title={Semimetallic molecular hydrogen at pressure above 350 GPa},
  author={Mikhail I. Eremets and Alexander P. Drozdov and Panpan Kong and H. B. Wang},
  journal={Nature Physics},
According to theoretical predictions, insulating molecular hydrogen dissociates and transforms into an atomic metal at pressures P ≈ 370–500 GPa (refs. 1–3). In another scenario, the metallization first occurs in the 250–500 GPa pressure range in molecular hydrogen through overlapping of electronic bands4–7. The calculations are not accurate enough to predict which option is realized. Here, we show that at a pressure of 350–360 GPa and temperatures <200 K, the hydrogen starts to conduct, and… Expand

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