Glasses and the Glass Transition
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
- 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'
His society affiliations include the German Union of Glass Technology (DGG), and the International Commission of Glass.