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Ice goes fully cubic

Two independent studies describe the discovery of structurally pure cubic ice Ic made from either ice XVII or a high-pressure hydrogen hydrate.

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Fig. 1: Crystal structures and X-ray diffraction of the ice I family.

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Salzmann, C.G., Murray, B.J. Ice goes fully cubic. Nat. Mater. 19, 586–587 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0696-6

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