5. Thermodynamics of Amorphous Solids, Glasses, and Disordered Crystals

  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,
  2. Dr. Boris P. Petroff6,
  3. Dr. Snejana V. Todorova5 and
  4. Dr. habil. Jürn W. P. Schmelzer1

Published Online: 22 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636532.ch5

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) Thermodynamics of Amorphous Solids, Glasses, and Disordered Crystals, in Glasses and the Glass Transition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636532.ch5

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

  3. 5

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geophysical Institute, Sofia, Bulgarien

  4. 6

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

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:

  • kinetic and thermodynamic invariants;
  • systems with frozen-in disorder;
  • zero-point entropy;
  • Simon's classical approximation;
  • thermodynamic structural factor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Evidence on Specific Heats and Change of Caloric Properties in Glasses and in Disordered Solids: Simon's Approximations

  • Consequences of Simon's Classical Approximation: the ΔG(T) Course

  • Change of Kinetic Properties at Tg and the Course of the Vitrification Kinetics

  • The Frenkel–Kobeko Postulate in Terms of the Generic Phenomenological Approach and the Derivation of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Invariants

  • Glass Transitions in Liquid Crystals and Frozen-in Orientational Modes in Crystals

  • Spectroscopic Determination of Zero-Point Entropies in Molecular Disordered Crystals

  • Entropy of Mixing in Disordered Crystals, in Spin Glasses and in Simple Oxide Glasses

  • Generalized Experimental Evidence on the Caloric Properties of Typical Glass-Forming Systems

  • General Conclusions