Metastable innershell molecular state (MIMS) is a class of ultra-high-energy short-lived molecules have the binding energy up to 1,000 times as large and the bond length down to 1/100th of what can be found in typical molecules.
The inner-shell-bound metastable quasimolecules were proposed to exist in the X-ray generating scattering process since the work by Mott in the 1930s. The existence of high energy quasimolecules in highly compressed matter (or strongly coupled plasma) was theoretically predicted in the ab initioab initio quantum calculation by Younger et al. in the late 1980s. In 2008, from the result obtained by Mueller, Rafelski and Greiner for quasimolecules in atomic collisions at high impact velocity, Winterberg predicted the existence of inner-shell-bound metastable keV molecules under high pressure and their use for the ignition of thermonuclear reactions. Metastable Innershell Molecular State (MIMS) that is homologous to the rare-gas excimers was proposed by Bae in 2008 to interpret the mysterious anomalous X-ray signals observed by Bae and his colleagues at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) in the 1990s. For more details, refer to the last section of this article, "Other models for inner-shell-bound molecules."
MIMS is formed by inner-shell electrons that are normally resistant to molecular formation. However, in stellar conditions, the inner-shell electrons become reactive to form molecular structures (MIMS) from combinations of all elements in the periodic tableperiodic table.
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