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Theory Established to Solve Mystery of Century-Old Melting Point

Theory Established to Solve Mystery of Century-Old Melting Point


A researcher from Queen Mary University of London published a theory in Physical Review E, offering a universal method to predict melting points, which is set to be considered a revolutionized physics breakthrough.

This achievement, undertaken by Professor Kostya Trachenko, tackles a century-old challenge, providing a vital tool for materials science.

Traditionally, understanding the three states of matter relied on temperature-pressure phase diagrams, but predicting melting points has eluded scientists.

Trachenko’s theory fills this gap, presenting a simple parabolic equation applicable across diverse materials. Fundamental constants like the Planck constant influence its parameters, highlighting a surprising universality in melting behavior.

This discovery impacts material science profoundly in a manner that exceeds theoretical physics.

Accurate melting point prediction is crucial for various applications, from drug development to designing advanced materials.

Source: Oman News Agency