#) Amorphous solid: In condensed matter physics and materials science, an amorphous (from the Greek a, without, morphé, shape, form) or non-crystalline solid is a solid that lacks the long-range order characteristic of a crystal.
>> In some older books, the term has been used synonymously with glass. Nowadays, “amorphous solid” is considered to be the overarching concept, and glass the more special case: A glass is an amorphous solid that exhibits a glass transition.
>> Polymers are often amorphous. Other types of amorphous solids include gels, thin films, and nanostructured materials.