Physics of the Glassy State I: Constitution and Structure

  • Edward U. Condon


Modern views of the constitution and structure of inorganic glasses are outlined. Materials used in glass making are classified according to their role as network formers and network modifiers. Evidence of structure from x-ray scattering is reviewed. Examples of linear and nonlinear dependence of specific volume on composition are presented, and the classical factors for composition dependence of heat capacity are related to quantum theory of specific heat.


Heat Capacity Network Modifier Glass Network Cadmium Selenide Vitreous Silica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward U. Condon
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  1. 1.Corning Glass WorksCorningUSA

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