Physics - Condensed Matter news

Researchers create 'handshaking' particles

Physicists at New York University have created "handshaking" particles that link together based on their shape rather than randomly. Their work, reported in the latest issue of the journal Nature, marks the first time scient ...

Mar 24, 2010
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Metallic Glass Yields Secrets Under Pressure

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages and avoid many of the problems of normal metals and ...

Mar 16, 2010
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Polymer remembers four shapes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by General Motors has found that a polymer used commercially in fuel cell membranes can "memorize" four shapes, each assigned to a different temperature. The material could find ...

Mar 15, 2010 report
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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
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Next generation lens promises more control

(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater ...

Dec 20, 2009
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