States of Matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Electricity, light and sound are NOT matter. Why not?. Solids. Solids. particles can’t flow but they can vibrate have fixed shape and volume cannot be compressed. Liquids. Liquids. particles can move and flow
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.
Electricity, light and sound are NOT matter. Why not?
Gases can be compressed to fit in a smaller space!
99% of all of the matter in the universe is made of plasma!
has no electrical resistance and no magnetic field
can carry an electric current forever with no losses of power
have no friction
liquid helium in a superfluid phase flows
UP and OUT
of the container to drip from the bottom
Zero Kelvin = -273 ºC = -460 ºF
Outer Space = 3 K
BEC = 170 billionth of 1 Kelvin
At this temperature, atoms clump together to form a “super atom” or
Created in 2004 by Deborah Jin
Degenerate matter – created under conditions of extreme pressure
Supersolids – solid with superfluid properties
String-net liquids – solids with atoms that have electrons that spin in the wrong direction
Superglass – superfluid and amorphous solid