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Supersolid: Unusual state of matter made right into a pancake-shape for first time


A supersolid is an unique state of matter that behaves like each a stable and a fluid. It was first predicted 60 years in the past, however has solely just lately been created within the lab



Physics



14 Might 2022

A pancake-shaped supersolid

Researchers have made a pancake-shaped supersolid

Thomas Bland et al.

A pancake-shaped supersolid has been made for the primary time. This unique state of matter behaves as a stable, but in addition flows like a frictionless fluid. It was first theorised 60 years in the past, however was solely just lately created within the lab.

At temperatures a billionth of a level Celsius above absolute zero, atoms type unique phases of matter as an alternative of freezing into solids. Some ultracold metals turn out to be excellent conductors of electrical energy. Ultracold supplies which are very magnetic can turn out to be supersolids, wherein atoms are …

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