Petro MaksymovychMaksymovych delves into 'completely different' ferroelectrics

Leaving his Ukraine roots destined for the United States to pursue a scientific career, Petro Maksymovych had little idea of the abundance of possibilities he would encounter.

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Warm dense matter is rare in the laboratory but common in the Universe, in places like the hearts of giant planets like Jupiter. An accelerator warms up for fusion energy

What a just-triggered nuclear bomb, an imploding inertial-fusion fuel capsule, and the core of a giant planet like Jupiter have in common is an unusual state of matter that physicists call warm and dense—merely “warm” because it’s not quite hot enough to undergo nuclear fusion, although it may be well on the way.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 300  |
  • November 23, 2009