Springer Theses

Metastable Glassy States Under External Perturbations

Monitoring the Effects of Compression and Shear-strain

Authors: Rainone, Corrado

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Sapienza University of Rome, ItalyWritten in a pedagogical style
  • Describes an ab initio treatment of glasses under perturbations
  •  A self-contained resource for students and other seeking an introduction
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This thesis presents a theoretical analysis of the behavior of glasses under external perturbations, i.e. compression and shear straining. Written in a pedagogical style, it explains every facet of the problem in detail, including many crucial steps that cannot be found in the existing literature—making it particularly useful for students and as an introduction to the subject of glassy physics.

In glassy systems the behavior under external compression and shear-strain is quite peculiar. Many complex phenomena are observed and grasping them fully would be a major step toward a complete theory of the glass transition. 

This thesis makes important advances in this direction, analyzing the behavior of glassy states in painstaking detail and reproducing it in the framework of a recently developed mean field theory for glasses that has proven extremely successful for jamming, demonstrating its predictive power in the context of metastable glassy states obtained through nonequilibrium protocols.

 

About the authors

Corrado Rainone is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical Physics of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, under the guidance of Prof. Itamar Procaccia. 

Before this, he was a PhD student at the Sapienza Università di Roma and the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (LPT) de l’École Normale Supérieure, Paris, under the joint supervision of Prof. Giorgio Parisi and Dr. Francesco Zamponi.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metastable Glassy States Under External Perturbations
Book Subtitle
Monitoring the Effects of Compression and Shear-strain
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60423-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60423-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60422-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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