GLOSSARY: Amorphous Materials

Amorphous Materials, also known as soft glasses, deform and flow through a collective movement of their particles. These materials (which include chocolate mousse, shaving cream, mayonnaise, metallic glasses, granular materials and mud) are amorphous solids, in other words, they are resistant like solids but, like liquids, lack a crystalline structure. Colloids, emulsions, window glass, dense polymers, and even biological tissues are some examples.