the branch of physics that deals with the macroscopic physical properties of matter, especially solids; the study of the electromagnetic, structural, and thermodynamic properties of solids.
this study applied to crystalline solids, amorphous solids, and liquids.
Also called solid-state physics.
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condensed matter physics
The scientific study of the properties of solids, liquids, and other forms of matter in which atoms or particles adhere to each other or are otherwise highly concentrated. Solid-state physics is a branch of condensed matter physics. See also state of matter.
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