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amorphous

 [ah-mor´fus]
having no definite form; shapeless.

a·mor·phous

(ă-mōr'fŭs),
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

adjective Lacking a fixed shape; shapeless

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite form or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

1. Of no particular shape or form.
2. Lacking distinct crystalline structure.

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.
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Thereby, an increasing number of end-users are incorporating innovative magnetic materials, including amorphous iron, to replace rare-earth magnets in various power distribution systems.
"Once we achieved amorphous ice, we planned to raise the temperature and pressure and observe the local molecular ordering as the amorphous ice 'melts' into a supercooled liquid and then recrystallizes," Tulk said.
(1) The amorphous structure can be detected for all as-quenched [([Fe.sub.0.39] [Co.sub.0.15] [Ni.sub.0.46]).sub.82-x] [B.sub.12+x][Si.sub.6] ribbons with the B content ranging from 12at.% to 18at.%.
Unger, "Cardiac calcified amorphous tumor: a systematic review of the literature," IJC Heart & Vasculature, vol.
Amorphous materials can be produced by various methods, techniques: thermal evaporation (or vapor deposition) metals, sputtering (or sputtering), chemical vapor deposition or CVD (chemical vapor deposition), mechanical grinding high energy (mechanical alloying), melt spinning mechanical alloying, mechanical alloying and casting the electric arc furnace [2].
The XRD analysis of the powders shows that the amorphous [Al.sub.84][Fe.sub.16], [Al.sub.82][Fe.sub.18], and [Al.sub.82][Fe.sub.16][Y.sub.2] alloys formed after 100 h of milling.
"Quasiperiodic crystals are still crystals - they have nothing to do with amorphous materials," Israeli chemist Daniel Shechtman, who won the (https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2011/press.html) Nobel Prize in 2011 for the discovery of quasicrystals in a synthetic material, told (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/quasicrystals-are-natures-impossible-matter) Motherboard .
The Amorphous Assassin is a fast ride through the unchartered territories of outer space and the teenage psyche.
The company owns a set of intellectual property rights worldwide associated with bulk amorphous metals.
Those samples, which remain amorphous are considered for further formulation development.
Liquidmetal Technologies is a developer of amorphous alloys that utilise the performance advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology.
Amorphous isotropy is defined as the proportion of the amorphous phases that are preferentially oriented [27].