The Glass Transition

  • Paolo M. Ossi


We shall now go on to examine some of the fundamental aspects of liquid-glass transition and the glassy state of matter. We shall pay particular attention to the physical ideas in order to point out those conceptual steps any glass transition theory has to follow.


Glass Transition Free Volume Metallic Glass Glass Formation Supercooled Liquid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo M. Ossi
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  1. 1.INFM and Dipartimento di Ingegneria NuclearePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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