Ice that is Hotter than Boiling Water.

Z machine creates ice that is hotter than water

Researchers working on Sandia National Lab's Z Machine were able to create ice with a temperature higher than boiling water.
"'The three phases of water as we know them—cold ice, room temperature liquid, and hot vapor—are actually only a small part of water’s repertory of states,' said Sandia researcher Daniel Dolan. 'Compressing water customarily heats it. But under extreme compression, it is easier for dense water to enter its solid phase [ice] than maintain the more energetic liquid phase [water].'"

So how many states does water have? Apparently 11, although nobody is quite sure how each one behaves (hence the purpose of the research).

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@ BILL, they mention in the article tha the water is converted into ice in nanoseconds, this implies that the ice doesn't form the same crystal structure which is responsible for its increase in volume in the solid phase - its the same principle that snap freezing vegetables works under - the ice doesn't expand which leaves the foods cellular structure intact.
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Water can only be compressed an extremely small amount before breaking its hydrogen bonds. there is no such thing as extrememly compressed water. there may be a great deal of force applied, such as to create a greater surface tension, but the 105 degree covalent bond prevents compression, and when ice freezes it expands, it does not contract. thus telling us that water can be frozen easier at high temperatures via compression is hog wash!! water can exist in all three states, liquid, gas, and solid under very strict conditions, but water cannot become a solid at high temperatures. period.
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