Amorphous solit

In condensed matter pheesics, an amorphous (frae the Greek a, wioot, morphé, shape, furm) or non-crystalline solit is a solit that lacks the lang-range order characteristic o a crystal.

Amorphous metals hae law strength

In some aulder beuks, the term haes been uised synonymously wi glass. Nowadays, "amorphous solit" is considered tae be the owerarchin concept, an glass the mair special case: A glass is an amorphous solit that exhibits a glass transeetion.[1]

Ither types o amorphous solits include gels, thin films, an nanostructured materials.


  1. J. Zarzycki: Les verres et l'état vitreux. Paris: Masson 1982. English translation available.