Reversible solid-to-liquid phase transition offers new way to synthesize crystals
Planes, trains and molecules: Deriving a generic routing algorithm from the physics of interacting polymers
Superheated Bose-Einstein condensate exists above critical temperature
Phase transition may explain how brain neurons encode information
Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory
A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck Institute adds to the growing body of evidence supporting ...
Crystals take a chill pill: A thermomechanical theory of low-temperature melting
Study offers hint at a way to predict 'blow up' fires
Origin of magnetic fields may lie in special relativity's spacetime distortions
Team finds elusive quantum transformations near absolute zero
Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, ...
Learning more about phase transitions in small systems
Consider the 'anticrystal'
(Phys.org) —For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent ...
Phase transiting to a new quantum universe
(Phys.org) —Recent insight and discovery of a new class of quantum transition opens the way for a whole new subfield of materials physics and quantum technologies.
Looking for critical behavior in graphene
Tracking the transition of early-universe quark soup to matter as we know it
(Phys.org) —Ever wonder how the hot soup of subatomic particles that filled the early universe transformed into the ordinary matter of today's world? Nuclear physicists exploring this question can't exactly ...