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9: Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed matter physics is a branch of physics that deals with the physical properties of condensed phases of matter, where particles adhere to each other. Condensed matter physicists seek to understand the behavior of these phases by using physical laws.

Thumbnail: Structure of the diamond crystal. The single carbon atom represented by the dark blue sphere is covalently bonded to the four carbon atoms represented by the light blue spheres.