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#1 Moontanman

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:53 PM

Hydrocarbons Deep Within Earth: New Computational Study Reveals How

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A snapshot taken from a first-principles molecular dynamics simulation of liquid methane in contact with a hydrogen-terminated diamond surface at high temperature and pressure. The spontaneous formation of longer hydrocarbons are readily found during the simulations. (Credit: Eric Schwegler, Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2011) — A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures.

http://www.scienceda...10415104540.htm

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:54 PM

Hydrocarbons Deep Within Earth: New Computational Study Reveals How

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A snapshot taken from a first-principles molecular dynamics simulation of liquid methane in contact with a hydrogen-terminated diamond surface at high temperature and pressure. The spontaneous formation of longer hydrocarbons are readily found during the simulations. (Credit: Eric Schwegler, Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2011) — A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures.

http://www.scienceda...10415104540.htm


Thomas Gold must be smiling in his grave! :D