Tag Archives: Condensed Matter Physics

The Two Structures of Hot Dense Ice

Experiments indicate that superionic ice can exist in two stable crystal structures. Continue reading

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A Universal Model of Spin Relaxation

A first-principles theory predicts nonequilibrium spin dynamics, including various quantum scatterings for general solid materials. Continue reading

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Lone Spin Remains Shielded Despite Superconductivity

Researchers explore the question of whether a Kondo cloud—a phenomenon common in conventional metals—can also occur in superconductors. Continue reading

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Direct Detection of Phonons

Using an updated superconducting particle detector, researchers can directly measure from its quasiparticle signal the number of phonons that hit the detector. Continue reading

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A Tune for Lowering Lattice Friction

Placing an acoustic source on a sample could eliminate the energy dissipation caused by atomic defects moving through the solid. Continue reading

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Finding Flow in Granular Media

A new model can predict how packed particles move through both 2D and 3D channels. Continue reading

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Building Novel Carbon Allotropes

Calculations indicate that a form of carbon synthesized from pentagonal hydrocarbon molecules could have unusual electrical and mechanical properties.  Continue reading

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