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Original languageEnglish
Article number157102
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017


A recent article by Zaghoo et al. [Phys. Rev. B 93, 155128 (2016)] presented high-pressure high-temperature optical experiments claiming the observation of a first-order transition to atomic liquid metallic hydrogen. Here, we demonstrate that the experimental evidence presented is unsubstantial for such a claim. Furthermore, the claimed results and conclusions contradict previously published works, including those by the same research group.

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