Scientists have obtained metal water


For most people with an understanding of physics and technology, it may seem surprising that water is actually an insulator. Russian media reported that the salt in the tap water conducts electricity. In contrast, distilled water has dielectric properties. Because the water molecules themselves are electrically neutral. In this sense, it is possible to change the structure of distilled water to make it look like free electrons. Scientists believe that this can be achieved by compressing water at a pressure of about 48 megabytes. In this way, electrons can be extracted by squeezing water molecules. However, such pressure cannot be achieved in the laboratory and in production. That is, it can only occur in the nuclei of very large planets or stars.
Another way to give free electrons to water is to give it to strangers, the report said. A team of researchers working at the BESSY II facility in Berlin managed to do this. As a result, this extraordinary experience brought together 11 research institutes from around the world. Scientists have released electrons of alkali metals into the water from the outer shells of atoms. The task was to combine water with an alkali metal so that electrons could share with it. According to the report, the alkali metals that enter the water under normal conditions ignite and explode. Researchers therefore decided to apply a thin layer of water to the alkali metal without immersing the metal in water. As a result, an alloy of sodium and potassium dripped inside the vacuum chamber. Both of these metals were liquid at room temperature and then vaporized into the chamber through pipes.
Electrons and cations of metals (atoms deprived of electrons) flow from the droplets to the outer layer of water. And water, which conducts electricity, was created. That is, water is transformed from a dielectric (weak conducting current) into a metal.
The study's author, Robert Seidel, said it was possible to see the water turning into metal. Therefore, it is very interesting that a drop of silver sodium-potassium turns into a light golden color.
Thus, a short-lived metal water sample was studied by scientists using optical and synchrotron X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. This analysis also confirmed that the water became metallic.
Seidel says research shows that metallic water can be produced on Earth. He also said that it has spectroscopic properties associated with a beautiful gold metallic luster.