Solid-state chemistry: A glass of carbon dioxide

  title={Solid-state chemistry: A glass of carbon dioxide},
  author={Paul F. McMillan},
  • P. McMillan
  • Published 15 June 2006
  • Chemistry, Materials Science
  • Nature
Carbon is unusual in its family of elements because it has gaseous oxides. But under high pressure, carbon dioxide forms crystalline solids and can become a glass — so revealing the chemical family resemblance.A new form of CO 2High pressure modifies the interatomic and intermolecular interactions in condensed matter, profoundly altering the physical and chemical properties of materials. This is dramatically demonstrated in a newly discovered form of carbon dioxide, dubbed a-carbonia. This… 
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