metastable metastable

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of physical systems) continuing in its present state of equilibrium unless sufficiently disturbed to pass to a more stable state of equilibrium

News

  • Just how much of a problem is #GlobalWarming? [Greg Laden's Blog]

    An interview with Michael Mann on metastable shifts in climate: Published on Sep 24, 2013 In recognition of climate week, Thom talks with renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann about the dangers of global warming. Dr. Mann in concerned we may be running out of time to rein in global temperatures.
    on October 1, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

Quotes

  • "Interestingly, between approximately 1 and 1.6 million atmospheres, all the LiH combinations studied were stable or metastable and all were metallic," said Roald Hoffmann, co-author, recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in chemistry and Cornell's...
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Roald Hoffmann Source: Science Daily (press release)

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