Two-dimensional condensed phases from particles with tunable interactions

Michael B. Hay, Richard K. Workman, Srinivas Manne

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We present a conceptually simple experimental model for condensed phases, consisting of an ensemble of identical magnetic dipoles on a vibrating bed. The model combines tunable and accurately known pair potentials, equilibration times of seconds, and lattice structure and dynamics visible to the naked eye. Fundamental ensemble properties—specifically phonon propagation, edge relaxation, and binary condensation—are directly observed and quantitatively linked to the underlying pair potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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