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    I was looking at saturn and I came across this: quote -- Saturn's interior is probably composed of a core of iron, nickel and rock (silicon and oxygen compounds), surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium and an outer gaseous layer. -- unquote

    metallic hydrogen was predicted theoretically in 1935, but has anyone ever "made it", I mean, has anyone "seen it", has it been confirmed experimentally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrosa27 View Post
    I was looking at saturn and I came across this: quote -- Saturn's interior is probably composed of a core of iron, nickel and rock (silicon and oxygen compounds), surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium and an outer gaseous layer. -- unquote

    metallic hydrogen was predicted theoretically in 1935, but has anyone ever "made it", I mean, has anyone "seen it", has it been confirmed experimentally?
    Metallic hydrogen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It looks like the answer is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    I saw that but then I also saw an article about how this was done with 2 diamond pressure points in a lab or something so that a piece of hidrogen is super compressed to high pressures, but then i also saw something saying that they didnt get metallic hydrogen and I had no idea who to believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrosa27 View Post
    I saw that but then I also saw an article about how this was done with 2 diamond pressure points in a lab or something so that a piece of hidrogen is super compressed to high pressures, but then i also saw something saying that they didnt get metallic hydrogen and I had no idea who to believe
    It looks like it was done back in 1996 :

    Livermore Scientists Achieve Metallic Hydrogen
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