amorphization

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noun amor·phi·za·tion \ə-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of amorphization

chemistry

  1. :  the act or process of making something structurally amorphous or of becoming structurally amorphous pressure-induced amorphization of crystals … — Russell J. Hemley et al., Physics Today, August 1998 The formation and growth of an amorphous metallic alloy by atomic transport in the solid state, or solid-state amorphization, is in fact ubiquitous. — Yang-Tse Cheng et al., Science, 27 Feb. 1987

amorphize

\ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfīz\ play transitive verb,

amorphized

;

amorphizing

;

amorphizes

Here I describe experiments probing this relationship for a form of crystalline ice … which is melted and amorphized by pressure. — Osamu Mishima, Nature, 12 Dec. 1996

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Origin and Etymology of amorphization

amorph(ous) + -ization


First Known Use: 1915


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