amorphization

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

Definition of amorphization

chemistry
: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 TodayAugust 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.Science27 Feb. 1987

amorphize

play \ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfīz\ 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 MishimaNature12 Dec. 1996

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