Supports fundamental, experimental, and combined experiment and theory projects on the physics of solid, liquid, and amorphous systems. Phenomena of interest include phase transitions; localization; electronic, magnetic, and lattice structure; superconductivity; elementary excitations, including electronic, magnetic, plasma, and lattice; transport, magnetic, and optical properties; and nonlinear dynamics. Low-temperature physics is represented by research on quantum fluids and solids as well as two-dimensional electron systems. Soft condensed matter research includes partially ordered fluids, colloid physics, and hybrid media involving biological molecules. Characterization and analysis of new materials by novel methods and research on condensed matter under extreme conditions-such as low temperatures, high pressures, and high magnetic fields-are of interest. Development of new experimental techniques to carry out proposed projects is encouraged.
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Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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