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Physicists Make Crystal/Liquid Interface Visible for First Time
August 11, 2009
An Emory University lab has captured the first images of what's actually happening in the fuzzy area of the crystal/liquid interface. The lab's data, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, make the waves between the two states of matter, solid and liquid, visible for the first time.
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