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What is Condensed Matter Physics? popular

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Condensed matter physics deals with the physical properties of condensed phases of matter. These properties appear when a number of atoms at the supramolecular and macromolecular scale interact strongly and adhere to each other or are otherwise highly concentrated in a system. The most familiar examples of condensed phases are solids and liquids. Such every-day condensed phases arise from the electromagnetic forces between atoms. More exotic condensed phases include the mesophases of liquid crystal devices, the superconducting phase exhibited by certain materials at low temperature, the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases of spins on atomic lattices, and the Bose-Einstein condensate found in certain ultracold atomic systems. Condensed matter physics seeks to understand the behavior of these phases by using well-established physical laws. In particular, these include the laws of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and statistical mechanics. The diversity of systems and phenomena available for study makes condensed matter physics by far the largest field of contemporary physics. By one estimate, one third of all United States physicists identify themselves as condensed matter physicists. The field has a large overlap with chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology, and there are close connections with the related fields of atomic physics and biophysics. Theoretical condensed matter physics also shares many important concepts and techniques with theoretical particle and nuclear physics.

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Steffen Weber pages popular

Crystallography software, applets and demos. Quasicrystals.

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Rigorous Investigation of Networks Generated using Simulations popular

R.I.N.G.S. is a scientific code developed in Fortran90/MPI to analyze the results of molecular dynamics simulations. Its main feature is the analysis of the connectivity using ring statistics.

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Quantum Hall Effect popular

Boris Skoric introduces the subject of his dissertation on theoretical physics.

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Positron Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano, Italy popular

Provides information on the AEgIS physics experiment at CERN, the other research being undertaken and thesis opportunities. Includes information on Rafael Ferragut, his publications and teaching activities.

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Neutron Scattering WWW Resources popular

Provided as a service to the international neutron scattering community by Argonne National Laboratory. Links to databases, software, research facilities, and information on conferences.

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Kondo Lattice popular

Homepage of Sebastian Smerat describing projects on the kondo lattice model and related projects, including CNT, peapod and quantum wires.

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ISIS Theory Group popular

Theoretical condensed matter research at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK. Includes research details and information on seminars, publications and the history of the group.

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Inorganic Crystal Structure Database popular

3D crystal structures in VRML of about 2000 compounds may be generated from a variety of standard crystallographic formats.

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Fermi Surface Database popular

A database of Fermi surfaces for elemental solids in VRML and gif. Stereo pictures, periodic table and Java program are also provided.

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Course: High European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems popular

This five week course is designed for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications).

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Condensed Matters popular

Provides general information about condensed matter physics featuring a blog and links to sources of funding and events.

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Condensed Matter Physics popular

Wikipedia article about he macroscopic and microscopic physical properties of matter.

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Condensed Matter Links popular

Links related to crystals, mathematical modeling, quantum liquids and the Hall effect, among others.

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Condensed Matter E-print Server popular e-print server. Free preprints of journal papers from 1992 onwards.

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Frequently asked questions on Condensed Matter Physics, with a page where articles can be retrieved from various journals by typing their volume and page number.

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