ion crystal

ion crystal

[′ī‚än ‚krist·əl]
(atomic physics)
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"Under the application of a weak static magnetic field, this ring-shaped ion crystal will begin a rotation that will never stop.
They found that applying a force in the appropriate direction increased the distance between ion layers in a different direction, confirming that an ion crystal can exhibit a negative Poisson's ratio without a change in volume.