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
Crystals take a chill pill: A thermomechanical theory of low-temperature melting
Learning more about phase transitions in small systems
Origin of magnetic fields may lie in special relativity's spacetime distortions
Scientists find metallic magnet with largest yet atomic displacement during thermal expansion
Looking for critical behavior in graphene
Exerting better control over matter waves
Observing the Quantum Hall Effect in 'Real' Space
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 ...
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
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, ...
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 ...