News tagged with melting point

Putting molten history on the map

At temperatures as hot as the sun and under pressures over a million times atmospheric pressure, the metal molybdenum melts. Tracking the molten history of the metal clarified the melting point, the border between solid and ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Materials Science
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Melting solid below the freezing point

Phase transitions surround us—for instance, liquid water changes to ice when frozen and to steam when boiled. Now, researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered a new phenomenon of so-called metastability ...

dateJan 23, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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Structural origin of glass transition

A University of Tokyo research group has demonstrated through computer simulations that the enhancement of fluctuations in a liquid's structure plays an important role as a liquid becomes a solid near the glass-transition ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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