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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If the creation of metallic hydrogen - the "holy grail" of condensed-matter physics - is confirmed, it would not only significantly advance our understanding of the general properties of the element, it would also pave the way for the creation of revolutionary new materials, including room temperature superconductors.
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.
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.
The sub-topics are designed to cover sufficiently broad disciplines of material sciences, new device technologies based on electrochemical principles, and condensed-matter physics.
I think it's going to revolutionize condensed-matter physics," which examines materials including solids and liquids, adds Kathryn J.
By providing novel insights into long-standing open questions of condensed-matter physics, they pave the way towards the development of new materials and quantum devices.
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.
In the first work package, we will use the concerted effort and abundant synergies of the globe-spanning team of research groups to study a wide range of dynamical phenomena in statistical and condensed-matter physics, ranging from magnetic systems, to model systems on complex networks, to complex electronic systems such as graphene, to applications in soft matter and bio-physics.
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.
In addition, granular media are offering new insights into problems in condensed-matter physics, geophysics and materials science.
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.