2. Basic Properties and the Nature of Glasses: An Overview

  1. Dr. habil. Jürn W. P. Schmelzer1,
  2. Prof. Ivan S. Gutzow2,
  3. Prof. Oleg V. Mazurin Ph.D., D.Sc.3,
  4. Prof. Alexander I. Priven Ph.D., D.Sc.3,4,
  5. Dr. Snejana V. Todorova5 and
  6. Dr. Boris P. Petroff6
  1. Prof. Ivan S. Gutzow2 and
  2. Dr. habil. Jürn W. P. Schmelzer1

Published Online: 22 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636532.ch2

Glasses and the Glass Transition

Glasses and the Glass Transition

How to Cite

Schmelzer, J. W. P., Gutzow, I. S., Mazurin, O. V., Priven, A. I., Todorova, S. V. and Petroff, B. P. (2011) Basic Properties and the Nature of Glasses: An Overview, in Glasses and the Glass Transition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636532.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany

  2. 2

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria

  3. 3

    Thermex, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

  4. 4

    ITC Inc., St Petersburg, Russia

  5. 5

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geophysical Institute, Sofia, Bulgarien

  6. 6

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics, Sofia, Bulgarien

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany

  2. 2

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409686

Online ISBN: 9783527636532

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Keywords:

  • properties of amorphous solids;
  • fundamentals of classical thermodynamics;
  • phases;
  • phase transitions;
  • crystallization;
  • glass transition;
  • viscosity;
  • Simon's approximation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Glasses: First Attempts at a Classification

  • Basic Thermodynamics

  • Crystallization, Glass Transition and Devitrification of Glass-Forming Melts: an Overview of Experimental Results

  • The Viscosity of Glass-Forming Melts

  • Thermodynamic Properties of Glass-Forming Melts and Glasses: Overview on Experimental Results

  • Thermodynamic Nature of the Glassy State

  • Concluding Remarks