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We've achieved press-release bingo! (1)

jeffb (2.718) (1189693) | more than 4 years ago | (#27926351)

"Hydrogen... Fuel... Fusion... Sustainable... Non-Hazardous..." "BINGO!" Never mind the near-complete absence of content; this will run everywhere.

Here's a link to one of the papers (may require subscription outside a research institution; I can't check from here): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2009.02.014 [doi.org]

It looks like this phase exists in a few atoms for a few femtoseconds. They're saying it's a sort of "inverted metal", with deuterons moving in the electric field of the electrons. (In normal metals, the conduction electrons move around in the field of the more-or-less static atoms.) Interesting if true, but very, very fleeting.

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