Glassy Materials and Disordered Solids: An Introduction to Their Statistical Mechanics

Glassy Materials and Disordered Solids: An Introduction to Their Statistical Mechanics

by Kurt Binder, Walter Kob
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812565108

ISBN-13: 9789812565105

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

The physics of glassy materials and disordered solids presents students with an area of study much more challenging than the physics of crystalline solids. Written by two recognized experts in the field, this highly readable book tackles the subject with the student firmly in mind, beginning with a pedagogical introduction to important concepts such as percolation,…  See more details below

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The physics of glassy materials and disordered solids presents students with an area of study much more challenging than the physics of crystalline solids. Written by two recognized experts in the field, this highly readable book tackles the subject with the student firmly in mind, beginning with a pedagogical introduction to important concepts such as percolation, fractals, spin glasses, and glasses. Making use of these concepts, the authors show that such systems share many common aspects that can be described within the framework of statistical mechanics. The book is also an essential standard text for researchers on amorphous materials, equally accessible for theorists and experimentalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812565105
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Structure and dynamics of disordered matter35
3Models of disordered structures79
4General concepts and physical properties of disordered matter165
5Supercooled liquids and the glass transition311

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