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Figure 14: Temperature dependence of the order parameter of configurons in (a) amorphous SiO2 (b) and GeO2 [6]. The liquid phase seems more ordered for configurons (broken bonds) which are largely a part of the percolation cluster in the liquid whereas in the glassy phase the configurons are randomly distributed in the solid.