In 2017, researchers announced that they successfully melted a solid below the temperature of its freezing point in a brilliant demonstration of something called a reconstructive phase transition. Confused? We'll explain.
A Different Phase Flavor
What The Researchers Accomplished
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Written by Curiosity Staff February 8, 2017
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