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Far from the equilibrium crowd

Amorphous gel structures are present in our everyday lives in the form of food, cosmetics, and biological systems. Experiments now show that their formation cannot be explained within the framework of equilibrium physics.

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Fig. 1: States of particulate systems.


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Schmiedeberg, M. Far from the equilibrium crowd. Nat. Phys. 19, 1078–1079 (2023).

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