The Vitreous State

Thermodynamics, Structure, Rheology, and Crystallization

Authors: Gutzow, Ivan S., Schmelzer, Jürn W.P.

  • Approx. 40 % of the contents have been updated, changed and amended compared to the previous edition
  • Emphasis now lies on materials science and a more extended discussion of physical and chemical aspects
  • Latest experimental findings, modern theories, incorporation of all new results in glass science obtained in the last years
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This book summarizes the experimental evidence and modern classical and theoretical approaches in understanding the vitreous state, from structural problems, over equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, to statistical physics. Glasses, and especially silicate glasses, are only the best known representatives of this particular physical state of matter. Other typical representatives include organic polymer glasses, and many other easily vitrifying organic and inorganic substances, technically important materials, amidst them vitreous water and vitrified aqueous solutions, and also many metallic alloy systems. Some of these systems only form glasses under particular conditions, e.g. through ultra-rapid cooling. This book describes the properties and the formation of both every-day technical glasses and especially of such more exotic forms of vitreous matter.
It is a unique source of knowledge and new ideas for materials scientists, engineers and researchers working on condensed matter. The new edition emphasizes latest experimental findings and modern theories, explaining the kinetics of glass formation, the relaxation and stabilization of glasses and their crystallization in terms of new models, derived from the framework of the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. It shows how the properties of common technical glasses, window glass, or the vitreous ice kernel of comets can be used to develop a new understanding of the existence of matter in various, unusual forms. The described theories can even find application for the description of lasers and interesting unusual processes in the universe.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gutzow, Ivan S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • States of Aggregation, Thermodynamic Phases, Phase Transformations, and the Vitreous State

    Gutzow, Ivan S. (et al.)

    Pages 7-67

  • Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Kinetics of Glass Transition and Stabilization

    Gutzow, Ivan S. (et al.)

    Pages 69-125

  • General Approaches to the Description of the Structure of Glasses

    Gutzow, Ivan S. (et al.)

    Pages 127-164

  • Statistical Physics of Under-cooled Melts and Glasses

    Gutzow, Ivan S. (et al.)

    Pages 165-217

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-34632-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vitreous State
Book Subtitle
Thermodynamics, Structure, Rheology, and Crystallization
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34633-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34633-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34632-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42884-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 553
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