Speed of Decompression Key to Observing Low-Density Liquid Water (image) Carnegie Institution for Science Share Print E-Mail Caption An illustration shows how rapid decompression is the key to observing low-density liquid water. Low density water mediates the rapid decompression transition from ice-VIII to ice Ic. Credit Image is courtesy of Chuanlong Lin and Guoyin Shen. Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.