quantum solid


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quantum solid

[′kwän·təm ‚säl·əd]
(solid-state physics)
A solid whose atoms or molecules undergo large zero-point motion even in the quantum ground state (at absolute zero temperature) as a result of their small mass and the weak attractive part of their interaction potential.
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Mariana Weissmann, professor, department of physics, Argentine National Research Council, advanced the understanding of quantum solids.

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