Anomalous Water: Attempts at High-Pressure Synthesis

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Science  10 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3941, pp. 175-176
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3941.175


The high density, 1.4 grams per cubic centimeter, reported for anomalous water suggests that high pressures should be conducive to the formation of anomalous water. Six attempts at 60 kilobars in which water was cooled from about 600°C in nickel or platinum tubes, with or without the presence of silica, did not produce any detectable amounts of anomalous water.

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