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Solid Hydrogen Not So Super After All

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Science  12 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5775, pp. 828
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5775.828b

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Summary

Strike hydrogen from the list of possible "supersolids." Its conceptual cousin solid helium may flow bizarrely like a liquid with no viscosity, but solid hydrogen does not, say physicists who had reported that it might. (Read more.)