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Physicists create a new form of Hydrogen

Physicists from Austria have created new form of Hydrogen i.e. negatively charged hydrogen clusters. It is a previously unseen form of hydrogen.

For the past forty years, existence of hydrogen in ion clusters was known and is positively-charged clusters have already exists.

How negatively charged Hydrogen Clusters were created?
  • Researchers first injected cold liquid helium droplets with hydrogen molecules to form clusters with a neutral charge. Then they exposed these hydrogen-infused droplets to an electron beam.
  • This caused some hydrogen molecules to ionize and be flung out into the surrounding vacuum as negatively charged hydrogen ions.
  • Soon, the nearby hydrogen molecules started clustering around the negatively charged ions to create negatively charged hydrogen clusters that could boast a few, or many molecules each.
  • The newly created negatively charged hydrogen clusters existed only for microseconds (1 microsecond = 0.000001 seconds). But it was enough time for researchers to determine their geometric structures.
  • Significance of Research: It will help researchers to easily identify the clusters in nature.

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Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Austrian Grand Prix of F1

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix title of Formula One.

It was his third title of the 2016 season after Monaco Grand Prix (May 2016) and Canadian Grand Prix (June 2016). Austrian Grand Prix was the ninth race of the 2016 season and was held at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria.

Rankings after 2016 Austrian Grand Prix

  • 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes.
  • 2nd position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari.
  • 3rd position: Daniel Ricardo (Australia) of Red Bull.
  • 4th position: Felipe Massa (Brazil) of Williams.
  • 5th position: Romain Grosjean (France) Haas.

Top Teams: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and William.

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Nico Rossberg of Mercedes wins Austrian Grand Prix of F1

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany has won the Austrian Grand Prix Formula One (F1) World Championship title.

It is Rosberg’s eleventh overall championship title and the third win in the 2015 season. First was the Spanish Formula 1 World Championship title won on May 10, 2015 and second was Monaco Grand Prix on May 24, 2015.

Nico Rosberg had also won the Austrian Grand Prix of 2014 season which was maiden win for Mercedes on this track.

Result of Austrian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamiltion (Mercedes) from United Kingdom was placed at the second position.
  • Felipe Massa (Williams) from Brazil was placed at the third position.
  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) from Germany stood at the fourth position.
  • While, Force India’s drivers Nico Hulkenberg from Germany and Sergio Perez from Mexico were placed at the sixth and ninth positions respectively.

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