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Glasses and the Glass Transition

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Written by renowned researchers in this field, this up-to date advanced treatise fills a gap in the literature on glasses.  It gives an overview of basic experimental data, of its collection, prediction and theoretical interpretation, thereby paving the way to a deeper understanding of these topics.

The present monograph covers the whole spectrum of problems involved in the interpretation of glasses and their properties such as glass transition, relaxation, viscosity, existing and possible unexpected future applications of glasses.

The book is recommended for students, to both new and experienced researchers in the field of materials science, in particular in glasses and glass-ceramics, classical and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.  An excellent source of new ideas and inspiration for a wide circle of readers working in other areas of science.


With a preface by L. David Pye and a foreword by Edgar D. Zanotto
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With a preface by David Pye and a foreword by Edgar Zanotto

- Introduction
- Basic Properties and the Nature of Glasses: An Overview
- Generic Theory of Vitrification of Glass-Forming Melts
- Generic Approach to the Viscosity of Glass-Forming Melts
- Thermodynamics of Amorphous Solids, Glasses, and Disordered Crystals
- Principles and Methods of Collection and Analysis of Glass Property Data
- Methods of Prediction of Glass Properties from Chemical Compositions
- Glasses as Accumulators of Free Energy and other Unusual Applications of Glasses
- Glasses and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
- Etymology of the Word 'Glass'
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Prof. Ivan S. Gutzow, scientist with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, has served at research positions at various institutions, including the Universities of Jena and Rostock, Germany, and MIT and Case Western University, USA. His work, published in more than 240 papers, has earned him various awards, e.g. the 2002 International Alexander von Humboldt Research Price.
His society affiliations include the German Union of Glass Technology (DGG), and the International Commission of Glass.
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