Kyla de Villa discovers a new state of matter - double superionicity!

November 24, 2023

A massive congratulations to second year PhD student, Kyla de Villa, who has published her very first scientific article in Nature Communications. The paper reports a novel state matter: double superionicity, in which two atomic species behave like a liquid while the largest atoms remain confined to their lattice sites and thus behave like a solid. Kyla discovered this novel state by conducting computer simulations of materials in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune. Double superionicity may contribute to the generation of their magnetic fields. The article is coauthored by Felipe Gonzalez and Burkhard Militzer.

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