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What is the physical limit of compression of matter?

  1. Jan 4, 2012 #1
    If a sugar cube size piece of neutron star weighs as much as every vehicle in U.S.A, and H2 in the core of Jupiter has been compressed to a metalic version of itself, what then is the limit of compression? Can matter be compressed further than that of a neutron star?
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  3. Jan 4, 2012 #2
    Actually, thinking about this, I'm guessing it depends on the nature of the matter being compressed.
  4. Jan 4, 2012 #3
    Hm.. wouldn't forces of repulsion come into picture due to quantum effects at such energy level.For instance you compress a bulk of say atoms, the more reshuffling of electrons takes place.
    By reshuffling I mean electrons going back to their own orbitals.

    Just a thought.
  5. Jan 4, 2012 #4
  6. Jan 6, 2012 #5
    This is very interesting, wish I knew more about quantum mechanics.
  7. Jan 6, 2012 #6
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