News tagged with phase transitions

Magnetism observed in gas for the first time

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, MIT scientists have observed ferromagnetism in an atomic gas, addressing the decades-old question of whether gases could show properties similar to a magnet made of iron or nickel. Specifically, ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in General Physics
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Indecisive quanta

(Phys.org)—In ytterbium nickel phosphide there is a quantum critical point between the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic states that was previously not thought possible.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in General Physics
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Higgs excitations near absolute zero

(Phys.org) -- A collaboration of physicists from Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, LMU, Harvard and Caltech detect Higgs-type excitations in a low-dimensional system of ultracold atoms at the transition ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in General Physics
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No evidence for 'knots' in space

(Phys.org) -- Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in General Physics
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