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Time crystals might exist after all

(Phys.org)—Are time crystals just a mathematical curiosity, or could they actually physically exist? Physicists have been debating this question since 2012, when Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek first proposed the idea of time ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in General Physics feature
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Melting of frozen electrons visualized

For the first time, physicists have visualized the 'melting' of electrons inside a special class of insulators that allows electrons to move freely; the process turns the insulator into a metal and possibly later into a superconductor. ...

dateSep 20, 2016 in Superconductivity
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