state of matter

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state of matter

The condition in which matter exists under specified kinetic conditions (e.g. the pressure and temperature). All matter is in one or more states at any time: solid, liquid, gas, or plasma.
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To begin to see exotic states of matter, Zwierlein says molecules will have to be cooled still a bit further, to all but freeze them in place.
"We may be able to create weird states of matter that exhibit unusual properties."
As the name implies, phase-change materials change phases, or states of matter, for example, from solid to liquid or back (see diagram, p.
He also says that low-yield tests producing energy densities and states of matter comparable to those produced in nuclear explosions could have considerable indirect military value, and notes that LLNL has studied the possibility of building a High Engergy Density Facility (HEDF) that could fully contain yields of up to 300 tons in order to perform these kinds of tests.