Condensed Matter Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Ross H. McKenzie
English | August 28th, 2023 | ISBN: 0198845421 | 176 pages | True EPUB | 2.15 MB
There are many more states of matter than just solid, liquid, and gas. Examples include liquid crystal, magnet, glass, and superconductor. New states are continually, and unexpectedly, being discovered. Some states, such as superconductor, can act like Schrödinger's cat and exhibit the weirdness normally associated with the quantum theory of atoms, photons, and electrons. Condensed matter physics seeks to understand how states of matter and their distinct physical properties emerge from the atoms of which a material is composed.