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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The quantum solid is remarkable object which reveal macroscopic quantum phenomena, such as superfluidity and BoseEinstein condensation (BEC) of solid [sup.4]He [1] which were reported by many authors [2,3].
Mariana Weissmann, professor, department of physics, Argentine National Research Council, advanced the understanding of quantum solids. Fifteen young women will also be awarded $20,000 fellowships.

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