"AMORPHOUS: study reveals nanoscale structure in amorphous material"
Professor James Martin repeals the common view that amorphous materials are simply jumbled collections of atoms, instead suggesting that a more ordered theory of the materials' formation may be in order, according to his experiments conducted at the University of North Carolina. Studies of an amorphous form of zinc chloride have revealed an unexpected order at nanoscale distances that may lead to new engineered materials in a wide number of industries.
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Story in EE Times: http://www.eet.com/at/news/OEG20021017S0040