Fudge the Fudge
Irreversible gelation is often regarded as an equilibrium phase transition, and polymer gels as the ''only known example of equilibrium solids without long--range order''. For reversible gelation of adhesive colloids, I will sketch an utterly different (speculative) scenario involving kinetic pathways and a ''cluster MCT'' for coarse grained metastable clusters.
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