Supersolids produced in exotic state of quantum matter

Superfluid Bose-Einstein condensates created with crystal structure

Bose-Einstein condensate

SUPER STRIPES  Stripes of high- and low-density material form in a system called a Bose-Einstein condensate, shown above in a computer simulation. The pattern indicates that the material is a solid, yet it is also a liquid. Such materials are called supersolids, and scientists have now created them in the laboratory.

T-L. Ho et al/Physical Review Letters 2011

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