condensed-matter physics

[ kuh n-denst-mat-er ]
/ kənˈdɛnstˌmæt ər /

noun

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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