state of matter


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state of matter

[′stāt əv ′mad·ər]
(physics)
One of three fundamental conditions of matter: the solid, liquid, and gaseous states.
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A Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter created by atoms at ultracold temperatures, close to absolute zero.
gas The state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by relatively low density and viscosity (stickiness), relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature, and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed evenly throughout any container.
In the course of the experiments, the researchers discovered an exotic state of matter.
This is what a quantum spin liquid - a state of matter first proposed in the 1970s, but discovered only over the past few years - is.
And here's the fascinating bit: physicists have now observed the same "near perfect liquid" state of matter at temperatures near absolute zero.
Physicists last year created an exotic state of matter previously unattainable in the laboratory but whose characteristics theorists have debated for more than 40 years.
A microsecond after the Big Bang, there was a state of matter that no one was able to investigate until very recently.
IMAGINE a fridge-size hunk of solid--a state of matter with mass and volume made up of tightly bound molecules--that weighs just one pound and can hold up the weight of a Honda Civic.
The condensed state of matter the researchers worked on is somewhat similar to what's known as the Bose-Einstein condensate.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of researchers has found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material.
Called a quark gluon plasma, it's a state of matter that existed in the milliseconds after the Big Bang 13.