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solid-state physics

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The branch of condensed matter physics that deals with the physical properties of solids, especially the electromagnetic, thermodynamic, and structural properties of crystalline solids, such as semiconductors.
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solid-state physics

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(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with experimental and theoretical investigations of the properties of solids, such as superconductivity, photoconductivity, and ferromagnetism
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solid-state physics

The branch of physics that specializes in the study of solids, especially in the electric and magnetic properties of solid crystalline materials, such as semiconductors.
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Noun1.solid-state physics - the branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity; photoconductivity
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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solid-state physics

[ˌsɒlɪdsteɪtˈfɪzɪks] NSINGfísica f del estado sólido
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