Two researchers play with nanostructures in a fun, fertile physics playground: the space between two things.
At high magnetic field, free-flowing particles condense into “puddles.”
Observing growth processes in classical alloys is extremely difficult; scientists overcame this by studying quantum systems.
Working with a solid form of helium at ultra-low temperatures, scientists observed a quantum phase separation that may shed light on analogous processes in classical systems like metal alloys.
Controlled by electron interactions, the Mott transition is accompanied by a reduction in the volume of the atomic lattice.