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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A team of researchers has now presented this state of matter in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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.
In which state of matter do particles move around the most freely?
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.
They are in the state of matter for which rest-mass is definitely zero [m.
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.
While similar systems use a laser to activate the bleach, Apollo does so with plasma, a high-energy state of matter that to the naked eye looks like intense light.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Using ultracold atoms, researchers at Heidelberg University have found an exotic state of matter where the constituent particles pair up when limited to two dimensions.
Imagine, then, for a moment, a state of matter where not just two, but billions of particles are preserved in a state of entanglement.
In a few seconds a piece of hot metal is transformed into an extremely dilute, nanokelvin gas, which is governed by quantum statistics - a new state of matter.
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?