The Thermodynamics of the Glass Transition

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The kinetic theory of the glass transition is examined. Some modifications are suggested in order to overcome some shortcomings. As a result, a thermodynamic description of the glass transition is obtained. It is demonstrated that the glass transition represents the beginning of a very gradual process of melting in the amorphous state.

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Hillert, M. The Thermodynamics of the Glass Transition. MRS Online Proceedings Library 8, 3–13 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-8-3

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