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A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres at Penn


December 17, 2008

physics graphic A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published in the December 18 edition of the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief, and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics. Full Story

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