state of matter

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(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

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Named after physicists Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein, a BEC is a state of matter created when atoms are cooled to a temperature close to absolute zero (0 Kelvin or -459.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
In which state of matter do particles move around the most freely?
The plasma state of matter is self organizing and can exist as life forms with memory, intelligence and replicative ability.
Bose-Einstein condensate A state of matter that forms below a critical temperature in which all bosons (a type of subatomic particle) that comprise the matter fall into the same quantum state.
If confirmed, a rubidium supersolid could help scientists better understand the properties of this strange state of matter.
In other words, the particles, the body of reference and the observer are in the state of matter commonly referred to as "substance".
In this new state of matter, quarks (the elementary constituents of protons and neutrons) and gluons (particles that transmit the strong nuclear force) flow like molecules in a liquid.
The most popular theory concerning the origin of the universe, the "Big Bang Theory" already mentioned, says that originally the universe was contained in a very small compressed state of matter and energy.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great distance, while many other atoms are bound inside the orbit.
Imagine, then, for a moment, a state of matter where not just two, but billions of particles are preserved in a state of entanglement.
The achievement resulted of the PHENIX collaboration, designed to study the formation and characteristics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a state of matter believed to have existed for ten-millionths of a second after the universe's birth, the Discovery News reported.
What state of matter was the sound traveling through when you held the tuning fork to your jaw?
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.