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Fundamental solid state phenomenon unraveled

Whether water freezes to ice, iron is demagnetized or a material becomes superconducting — for physicists there is always a phase transition behind it. They endeavour to understand these different phenomena by searching for universal properties. Researchers have now made a pioneering discovery during their study of a phase transition from an electrical conductor to an insulator (Mott metal-insulator transition).

(via WSJ)