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Scientists Unveil New Form Of Matter: Time Crystals

03/09/2017 3:03 PM

http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/01/26/scientists-unveil-new-form-of-matter-time-crystals/

To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.

To Norman Yao, these inert crystals are the tip of the iceberg.

If crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space, like the carbon lattice of a diamond, why can’t crystals also have a structure that repeats in time? That is, a time crystal?

also known as non-equilibrium matter. What applications can you guys think of ?

My thoughts are on energy conversion or storage.

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03/09/2017 3:20 PM

Ahha just what I need to complete my time machine....

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03/09/2017 3:30 PM

You haven't finished yours yet? I built an implosion time machine based on a tornado.

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03/09/2017 6:34 PM

You too? The water spout tornado version?

The one with the 4:1 ratio from pumps pulling fluid out to rimjets?

Me too!

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03/09/2017 7:52 PM

I thought I had a patent on this.... Patent # ou812... Guess not....

Mine has a 6:1 ratio, so for every 50 years, I can go 300 years in to the future or the past.

I have the data to prove it, but I'm not showing it to you.

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03/10/2017 12:01 AM

You might be right about that patent after all. Check # OI81NICU812

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03/10/2017 10:49 AM

We just eat it and smile what don't chya?

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03/10/2017 11:16 PM

300 years? You aren't just a pup that years yet.

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03/09/2017 3:35 PM

Here is a handsome blue box to house it:

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03/10/2017 4:02 PM

Hey!!!! Don't go giving that away.

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03/09/2017 5:01 PM

I already built mine, next week.

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03/10/2017 12:33 PM

Next week is so yesterday....

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03/09/2017 4:47 PM

Here is some more information on how to create a "time crystal".

Viewpoint: How to Create a Time Crystal

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/5

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03/11/2017 7:05 AM

I wonder if this concept is the tech used by chameleons.

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03/09/2017 6:45 PM

Applications?

Just speculation...

new type of fast switch with high hold off voltage

new oscillator

structures that make use of rapidly varying mechanical properties... perhaps armour for combat or space exploration that rapidly changes between extremely hard and very tough on a small scale to disrupt high velocity penetrators.

new types of sensors that use the property being measured to motivate the time varying property of the material

materials with higher anisotropy for transmission of various fields/fluxes and perhaps modulation of the same.

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03/09/2017 7:46 PM

Time crystals cannot exist at equilibrium, but need to be driven away from equilibrium to show an oscillation or variation in time.

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/5

For a long time, it was believed that chemical reactions would only proceed to equilibrium. However, there are a small number of known chemical reactions that oscillate. (Just when you think you understand chemistry...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RFb8T2ED5E

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_clock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briggs%E2%80%93Rauscher_reaction

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03/11/2017 7:03 AM

the sound track is rather romantic.

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03/09/2017 8:55 PM

Big deal. I had one protecting the face of my Timex when I was a kid.

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03/10/2017 8:33 AM

Only at UC Berkey.

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03/10/2017 8:03 PM

What would happen if you secretly replace someones Folgers Crystals?

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03/10/2017 8:33 PM

They wake up in another dimension.

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