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Nuclear physics

A triple point in nuclei

Triple points describe states of matter in which three phases exist at the same time — such as solid, liquid and gas. The same phenomenon has now been found to occur between three different shapes of atomic nuclei.

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Figure 1: The extended Casten triangle.

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Warner, D. A triple point in nuclei. Nature 420, 614–615 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/420614a

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