Interfacial Phase Diagram (IMAGE) University of California - San Diego Caption An atomic-resolution electron micrograph is showing that nanometer-thick, liquid-like, interfacial phases can develop before the bulk crystals melt. Credit Image courtesy of Jian Luo, Department of NanoEngineering, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Usage Restrictions with credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.