Quantum criticality in your car bumper

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An overview of the quantum phase transition phenomenon is presented. A material that is close to a classical phase transition senses thermal fluctuations that develop in the order parameter over successively larger regions. The transformations in a material's properties that are found to occur near a quantum phase transition are believed to be the result of quantum fluctuations in the underlying order parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationPhysics World
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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