Assuming it is somehow possible to get a small piece of a white dwarf (maybe a dice) and this piece escapes into free space. Would that piece of white dwarf matter keep its density/state, or would it expand, explode, or transform into another state without the huge gravitational force of the whole white dwarf it was captured in before?
There is a similar question here for neutron stars: What would happen to a teaspoon of neutron star material if released on Earth?. Neutrons decay without the large pressure inside the neutron star, so the fate of a piece of neutron star material is clear. But what would happen to white dwarf material? I think the state of white dwarf matter is different from neutron stars (which mainly consists of neurons...)?