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Three-way battles in the quantum world

In phase transitions, for instance between water and water vapor, the motional energy competes with the attractive energy between neighboring molecules. Physicists at ETH Zurich have now studied quantum phase transitions ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Precision spectroscopy of X-ray polaritons

When light interacts with matter, it may be deflected or absorbed, resulting in the excitation of atoms and molecules; but the interaction can also produce composite states of light and matter which are neither one thing ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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