state of matter

  • How to make ice levitate

    Three-phase Leidenfrost effect opens new understanding of heat transfer.

    If you’ve ever dropped water onto a hot pan and watched it whizz around (and if you haven’t, we can thoroughly recomm...

    Physics January 24, 2022
  • Quantum spin liquid observed in physics first

    Researchers finally document never-seen-before state of matter.

    After 50 years of hunting, physicists have finally observed a new state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid....

    Physics December 3, 2021
  • How to make hot ice

    Creating an exotic state of water is a high-pressure job.

    Using an enormously powerful laser to vaporise diamond, a team of American researchers have blasted water into “hot i...

    Physics July 19, 2017
  • The seven states of matter explained

    Were you taught that there are three states of matter?

    Solid, liquid and gas – these are the physical states of matter most people know. The lesser-known state plasma consi...

    Physics April 12, 2016
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