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Dynamics Close to the Glass Transition

  • Łukasz A. Turski
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Abstract

In spite of enormous efforts, the theoretical understanding of the phenomenon referred to as a glass transition is still fragmentary. Laboratory and computer experiments on supercooled liquid and glass properties close to the transition temperature (T g) show how important a role is played, in these materials, by local geometrical arrangements of constituent particles. In this lecture I shall outline a particular theory of glass transition phenomena focusing on a new dynamical concept — the rheological stress — used to account for several important non-equilibrium properties of a glass and its parent supercooled liquid close to the glass transition T g.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Łukasz A. Turski
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  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesCenter for Theoretical PhysicsWarszawaPoland

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