Advances in Dielectrics

Molecular Dynamics of Glass-Forming Systems

Effects of Pressure

Authors: Floudas, G., Paluch, M., Grzybowski, A., Ngai, K.

  • Reviews current understanding of the origin of glass-formation
  • Details the relationship between thermodynamics and dynamic response
  • Applies findings to the design of new materials
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Pressure is one of the essential thermodynamic variables that, due to some former experimental difficulties, was long known as the “forgotten variable.” But this has changed over the last decade. This book includes the most essential first experiments from the 1960s and reviews the progress made in understanding glass formation with the application of pressure in the last ten years. The systems include amorphous polymers and glass-forming liquids, polypeptides and polymers blends. The thermodynamics of these systems, the relation of the structural relaxation to the chemical specificity, and their present and future potential applications are discussed in detail. The book provides (a) an overview of systems exhibiting glassy behavior in relation to their molecular structure and provides readers with the current state of knowledge on the liquid-to-glass transformation, (b) emphasizes the relation between thermodynamic state and dynamic response and (c) shows that the information on the pressure effects on dynamics can be employed in the design of materials for particular applications. It is meant to serve as an advanced introductory book for scientists and graduate students working or planning to work with dynamics. Several scientific papers dealing with the effects of pressure on dynamics have appeared in leading journals in the fields of physics in the last ten years. The book provides researchers and students new to the field with an overview of the knowledge that has been gained in a coherent and comprehensive way.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Glass “Transition”

    Floudas, George (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Origin of Glass Formation

    Floudas, George (et al.)

    Pages 39-65

  • Models of Temperature–Pressure Dependence of Structural Relaxation Time

    Floudas, George (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • New Physics Gained by the Application of Pressure in the Study of Dynamics of Glass Formers

    Floudas, George (et al.)

    Pages 89-120

  • Pressure Effects on Polymer Blends

    Floudas, George (et al.)

    Pages 121-147

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eBook $249.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26627-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Dynamics of Glass-Forming Systems
Book Subtitle
Effects of Pressure
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Dielectrics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04902-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04902-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04901-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26627-0
Series ISSN
2190-930X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 176
Topics