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- Created 2012-03-13
is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being
). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a
, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a
does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice (
, which include
s and ordinary
) or irregularly (an
such as common window
The branch of
that deals with solids is called
, and is the main branch of
condensed matter physics
(which also includes liquids).
is primarily concerned with the physical and
properties of solids.
is especially concerned with the
of novel materials, as well as the science of identification and
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