I wonder. Since metals have a characteristic look when looking in a microscope. Some crystal structure. It almost as if it looks like there are decision boundaries. However I also gotten the same result from in process image denoising of the weight matrices in machine learning.
So by similarity there could exist a similar problem that the metal is trying to solve. Some truth or some in a machine learning sense target it is trying to achieve. This by ordering itself in this structure.
So could there exist an Unsupervised Algorithm that predicts in relation to energy as a process stopper this ordering.