News tagged with phase transitions

Searching for defects in space

Topological defects in space may have developed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Simulations of these wormlike entities and a comparison of the simulations with cosmic background radiation measurements ...

Dec 19, 2012
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How diamonds emerge from graphite

Scientists have used a new method to precisely simulate the phase transition from graphite to diamond for the first time. Instead of happening concerted, all at once, the conversion evidently takes place in ...

Sep 21, 2011
4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

A new phase in cellular communication

(Phys.org)—In many physical processes, substances undergo phase transitions, where they are transformed from one state (solid, liquid, or gas) to another. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Proteins (WASP) function ...

Nov 16, 2012
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast