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- n. An unstable but potentially long-lived state of a system; for example, a supersaturated solution or an excited atom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being metastable; specifically, in thermodynamics, equilibrium of the type, neither strictly stable nor unstable, possessed by a medium under certain conditions such as those which exist in the case of an under-cooled liquid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium when undisturbed (or only slightly disturbed) but able to pass to a more stable equilibrium when sufficiently disturbed
Tagged: bubble of doom, metastability, Supersymmetry
For about the tenth time this past month in my daily blog I again underscored the danger of metastability.
Possible candidates for an LHC apocalypse include a micro black hole, a magnetic monopole, the incredibly cool vacuum metastability event, or the creation of a strangelet, which could in turn result in an "ice-nine" disaster scenario.
If this is the shape GW will take, then the notion of bistability and metastability seem not very useful.
Furthermore, the authors investigated several characteristic properties of yeast prions including curability and metastability.
The Intel researchers deliberately sample during transitions; they enhanced the randomness even further by tuning the metastability so that the bit falls to one or zero with fairly equal probability, "making it essentially a coin flip," says Taylor.
The Intel team engineered the number generator so that in each string of numbers turned out by the machine, every bit is the result of "metastability."
The results suggest that a thermodynamic assessment of protein metastability may be useful for integrating bio - and geochemical observations.
Caffrey M (1995) Polymorphism, mesomorphism, and metastability of monoelaidin in excess water.
This document discusses a description of metastability equations followed by metastability characterization of
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