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Glass melts if it gets super-cooled
posted February 12 2011 22:10.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Usually, nothing happens special when something is cooled. But glass, turned out to be an exception! When it is supercooled close to absolute zero, it melts! The key to describe this phenomenon is quantum mechanics. When the glass atoms are cooled, they become still, and when they become still enough, they stop acting like particles, and act like waves, able to flow. Read more here.

[Link: io9]
Tags: chemistry   physics   inventions   experiments   science   

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