condensed-matter physics


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condensed-matter physics

[kən¦denst ¦mad·ər ′fiz·iks]
(physics)
The branch of physics concerned with the study of very large numbers of strongly interacting particles, including the study of the solid and liquid states, dense plasmas, liquid crystals, glasses, polymers, and gels.
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This is a new state of matter--in condensed-matter physics this is the highest goal," says Shoucheng Zhang, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University.
In the second work package, researchers in the consortium will apply techniques harvested from the wide array of tools used in statistical and condensed-matter physics as exemplified in the work items collected in work package 1 to a range of socio-economic systems with a focus on traffic and public transport models as well as the modeling of human behaviour via the proxy of massively multiplayer online games.
I find this one of the most interesting discoveries that has emerged in condensed-matter physics in the last decade," comments Laurence Eaves of the University of Nottingham in England.
In addition, granular media are offering new insights into problems in condensed-matter physics, geophysics and materials science.
I think it's going to revolutionize condensed-matter physics," which examines materials including solids and liquids, adds Kathryn J.
The young newcomer quickly became a star of condensed-matter physics as he and his colleagues purportedly carried out a string of remarkable and widely acclaimed feats.
However, the new report argues, the labs' strengths and tools should be focused on, if not primarily restricted to, answering questions in DOE's traditional mission areas: national security, energy, environmental science and technology, and the fundamental fields that underpin these disciplines -- principally high-energy, nuclear, and condensed-matter physics.
Consider an analogous situation in the realm of condensed-matter physics.
In condensed-matter physics, for example, experimenters fret over electrical signals generated by the unceasing movement of atoms and ions or by voltages induced whenever dissimilar metals touch.
In 1985, noting the close analogy between symmetry-breaking phase transitions in particle and condensed-matter physics, astrophysicist Wojciech H.