Physics - Condensed Matter news

Evidence of a new phase in liquid hydrogen

(PhysOrg.com) -- We like to think that we’ve got hydrogen, one of the most basic of elements, figured out. However, hydrogen can still surprise, especially once scientists start probing its properties on ...

Feb 25, 2010 feature
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Water still has a few secrets to tell

(PhysOrg.com) -- We are used to thinking of water as a substance with relatively few secrets left. Its basic structure has been studied by high school students for decades, and water is considered essential ...

Jan 21, 2010 feature
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New, Unusual Semiconductor is a Switch-Hitter

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group in Germany has discovered a semiconducting material that can switch its semiconducting properties -- turning from one type of semiconductor to another -- via a simple change in temperature. ...

Jan 30, 2009 feature
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