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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Simulations reveal formation of some glassy materials like the setting of a bowl of gelatin
Gelatin sets by forming a solid matrix full of random, liquid-filled pores—much like a saturated sponge. It turns out that a similar process also happens in some metallic glasses, substances whose molecular ...