Structural Glasses and Supercooled Liquids: Theory, Experiment, and Applications
Detailed calculations and reasoned arguments closely corresponding with experimental data are included, making the book accessible to an educated non-expert reader.
1 Supercooled Liquid Dynamics: Advances and Challenges 1
2 The Random First-Order Transition Theory of Glasses: A Critical Assessment 31
Giulio Biroli and Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
3 Dielectric Spectroscopy of Glassy Dynamics 115
P. Lunkenheimer, M. K¨ohler, S. Kastner, and A. Loidl
4 Glasses and Replicas 151
Marc M´ezard and Giorgio Parisi
5 Glassiness in Uniformly Frustrated Systems 193
M. Dzero, J. Schmalian, and Peter G. Wolynes
6 Random First-Order Phase Transition Theory of the Structural Glass Transition 223
T. R. Kirkpatrick and D. Thirumalai
7 Fragile Glass Formers: Evidence for a New Paradigm, and a New Relation to Strong Liquids 237
C. Austen Angell
8 Dynamics in the Crossover Region of Supercooled Liquids 279
9 Glassy Dynamics of Proteins 319
Guo Chen, P. W. Fenimore, and Hans Frauenfelder
10 Theories of Structural Glass Dynamics: Mosaics, Jamming, and All That 341
Vassiliy Lubchenko and Peter G. Wolynes
Peter G. Wolynes, PhD, is the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science at Rice University. For his work, spanning chemical, biological, and condensed matter physics, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and the German Academy of Sciences as well as to the Royal Society of London as a foreign member.
Vassiliy Lubchenko, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston. A recipient of the Beckman Young Investigator Award and Sloan Research Fellowship, Dr. Lubchenko researches optoelectronic anomalies of amorphous materials, dynamics of complex fluids and structural glasses, and aggregation behaviors in protein solutions.