Vibration Forms in the Vicinity of Glass Transition, Structural Changes and the Creation of Voids When Assuming the Role of Polarizability

  • Jaroslav ŠestákEmail author
  • Bořivoj Hlaváček
  • Pavel Hubík
  • Jiří J. Mareš
Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)


Under the certain so called critical temperature [1], the liquid phase becomes factually prearranged and separated into solid-like structures. Certain unoccupied vacancies existing within the space are called voids (in the obvious meaning of opening, hollowness or cavity) and are packed with gas-like molecules (so called “wanderers”). This realism has been known for a long time [2]. Some of the modern structural theories (such as the so called “mode coupling theory” – MCT, which is describing the structural phenomena of liquid state at lower temperatures) are also based on a similar scheme of the local density fluctuation [3]. Such a conjecture of heterogeneities in liquid phase goes back to the assumption of semi-crystalline phase published early by Kauzman [4], as well as to the assumptions of coexistence of gas–liquid semi-structures [5,6] as related to numerous works of Cohen, Grest and Turnbull [7–10].


Critical Temperature Nonlinear Oscillator Critical Volume Normal Stress Difference Mode Coupling Theory 
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The study was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, Project No. FR-TI 1/335.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaroslav Šesták
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bořivoj Hlaváček
    • 2
  • Pavel Hubík
    • 3
  • Jiří J. Mareš
    • 3
  1. 1.New Technologies Research CentreUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2.University of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Division of Solid-State PhysicsInstitute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences ČR, v.v.i.PrahaCzech Republic

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