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(New page: Entry by Emily Redston, AP 226, Fall 2012 ==Reference== ''Five-fold symmetry in liquids'' by F. Spaepen. Nature '''408''', 781-82 (2000) ==Keywords== liquid structure, [[symmetr...)
 
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Even though liquids are essential ingredients in soft matter, researchers have only recently begun to understand their structure. Previous theories describing liquids as disordered crystals or as dense gases have fallen short. In this article, Professor Spaepen presents a concise summary of the current understanding of the liquid structure as dense packings of tetrahedral building blocks.
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Even though liquids are essential ingredients in soft matter, researchers have only recently begun to understand their structure. Previous theories describing liquids as disordered crystals or as dense gases have fallen short. In this article, Professor Spaepen presents a concise summary of the current understanding of liquid structure as a dense packing of tetrahedral building blocks.

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Entry by Emily Redston, AP 226, Fall 2012

Reference

Five-fold symmetry in liquids by F. Spaepen. Nature 408, 781-82 (2000)

Keywords

liquid structure, symmetry

Summary

Even though liquids are essential ingredients in soft matter, researchers have only recently begun to understand their structure. Previous theories describing liquids as disordered crystals or as dense gases have fallen short. In this article, Professor Spaepen presents a concise summary of the current understanding of liquid structure as a dense packing of tetrahedral building blocks.