‘Time crystals’ created in two new types of materials

These crystals repeat their patterns at regular time intervals, not distances

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TIME AFTER TIME  Scientists have created time crystals in two new types of materials. These crystals have patterns that repeat over regular time intervals, just as the arrangements of atoms in everyday crystals repeat periodically in space.

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