An Amorphism, in
chemistry, crystallographyand, by extension, to other areas of the natural sciences is a substance or feature that lacks an ordered form. In the specific case of crystallography, an amorphism is a material that lacks long range crystalline order at the molecularlevel. In the history of chemistry, "amorphism" was recognised even before the discovery of the nature of the atomiccrystalline lattice. [Cavendish, 1848] The concept of amorphism can also be found in the fields of art, [Weiss, 1994] biology, archaeologyand philosophy[Solovyof, 2005] as a characterisation of objects without form, or with random or unstructured form.
* Cavendish Society (1848) "Works of the Cavendish Society", London
* Vladimir Solovyof, Natalie Duddington and Boris Jakim (2005) "The Justification of the Good: An Essay on Moral Philosophy", Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 410 pages ISBN 0802828639
* Jeffrey S. Weiss (1994) "The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-gardism", Yale University Press, 331 pages ISBN 0300058950
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