Critical point revisited

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According to conventional wisdom, a supercritical fluid is one that doesn't exhibit distinct liquid- or gas-like states. This may need to be revised in light of measurements that show a sharp change in the speed of sound in supercritical argon when it crosses a well-defined line on its pressure versus temperature phase diagram. Read the full story recently appeared in  Nature Physics!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 January 2011 )
 
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