Helium. It's not as standoffish as scientists thought

Published March 26, 2018


Scientific American reports that UB chemistry professor Eva Zurek is part of a team whose research on helium is helping to rewrite our fundamental knowledge of the element. In a new study, the scientists explain how helium — long thought to be too aloof to join with any other elements in forming chemical compounds — may actually interact with other elements. As Zurek tells Scientific American, the research can help to "predict new compounds that have not been studied previously." Other outlets also covered the study.

Read more: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-noble-gas-surprise-helium-can-form-weird-compounds

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