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The slipperiness of ice explained

Winter sports such as skiing, speed skating, figure skating, and curling require the slippery surfaces of ice and snow. While the fact that the ice surface is slippery is widely acknowledged, it is far from being completely ...

dateMay 09, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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The apparent inner calm of quantum materials

Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and multi-institutional collaborators have been studying BACOVO—a one-dimensional quantum material. They report that the material exhibits a novel topological phase transition ...

dateMay 08, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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