Physics - Condensed Matter news

Water can flow below -130 C

When water is cooled below zero degrees, it usually crystallizes directly into ice. Ove Andersson, a physicist at Umea University, has now managed to produce sluggishly flowing water at 130 degree below zero ...

Jun 28, 2011 5 / 5 (15) 5 | with audio podcast

Next-generation semiconductors synthesis

Although silicon semiconductors are nearly universal in modern electronics, devices made from silicon have limitations—including that they cease to function properly at very high temperatures. One promising alternative ...

Nov 08, 2013 4.6 / 5 (16) 0 | with audio podcast

Scientists Engineer 'Pumped-Up' Materials

Robots with 'roid rage? Responsive prosthetics leading to the Six Million Dollar Man or the Bionic Woman? North Carolina State University scientists have devised new materials that aim to put some serious muscle behind robots ...

Sep 06, 2007 4.4 / 5 (17) 0

Diamond is one tough cookie

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people know that diamond is one of the hardest solids on Earth, so strong that it can easily cut through glass and steel. Surprisingly, very little is known about the strength of diamond ...

Jan 26, 2010 4.2 / 5 (17) 1 | with audio podcast