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Element property change

  1. Jun 13, 2014 #1
    I have heard of various metals and other materials turning from solid to liquid or plasma when temperature and pressure goes up.

    Is there a metal or other material that goes otherwise , like turns from liquid to solid when temperature and pressure is increased?

    Is there a material that can be kept solid or solid like if one of two or both criteria is met (pressure , temperature)
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  3. Jun 13, 2014 #2


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    generally increasing temperature causes solids to turn into liquids and liquids to turn into into gases; but pressure works in the other direction. It's easy to find examples of gases that will turn into liquid when pressure is increased more quickly than temperature - water is an example and it's why automobile cooling systems are pressurized.
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