The pressure is on to make metallic hydrogen

Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal in liquid or solid form

Z machine

UNDER PRESSURE  Physicists use powerful electrical pulses in the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories to create liquid metallic hydrogen for fleeting moments.

Randy Montoya/Sandia Labs

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