[ kuh n-denst-mat-er ]
/ kənˈdɛnstˌmæt ər /
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.
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Also called solid-state physics.
Words nearby condensed-matter physics
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Scientific definitions for condensed matter physics
condensed matter physics
[ kən-dĕnst′ ]
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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