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The establishment of a connection between the energy fluctuations in a turbulence experiment and the interface fluctuations in the d = 2 Edwards-Wilkinson model [74], and thus prompting a search for an interface interpretation of the dissipative structure in the turbulent system [75]. In another case [76], it helped to make a link between the much studied 1/f noise and the extreme value statistics [77]. Since the effective criticality is a real feature of many nonequilibrium system, we expect that many more use will be found for the scaling functions discussed in this section.

Eventually let me stress that since the “soft glass/concentrated colloid” analogy has developed, some confusion has invaded the community working on colloidal systems, that is often mirrored in the terminology used to describe the soft solids that these systems form when concentrated. The terms “gel”, “physical gel”, “glass”, “paste”, “jammed system” and others are often used interchangeably, with various authors obviously having different definitions of these terms in mind. There is a great need for a clearer classification (either from the point of view of underlying interactions or resulting behaviour) and for a more systematic terminology, that hopefully the years to come could provide.

In other systems the elementary particles are elastic and compressible in their bulk. This is for example the case for small gel beads [8] or multi-lamellar vesicles (onions) that can expel solvent and deform upon compression [27, 51]. Colloidal particles are not necessarily spherical. Rods or needle-shape objects are rather common, as well as plate-like or disk-like particles. Such objects start to interact and produce collective behaviour at volume fractions much weaker than their spherical counterpart.

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