Šesták, Jaroslav, Mareš, Jiří J., Hubík, Pavel (Eds.)
2011, XVII, 380 p.
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Treats different aspects of thermal properties of glassy and amorphous structures in a complex and comprehensive way
A collection of works written by a range of internationally recognized scientists
A monograph written both for students and researchers
Glassy, Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Material: Thermal Physics, Analysis, Structure and Properties includes twenty-one chapter contributions from an international array of distinguished academics based in Asia, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, and the USA. The book provides a coherent and authoritative overview of cutting-edge themes involving the thermal analysis, applied solid-state physics and the micro-crystallinity of selected materials and their macro- and microscopic thermal properties.
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