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Colloids Reinforce Glass Theory

Published

Author(s)

S C. Glotzer

Abstract

Nobel laureate Phil Anderson wrote in Science in 1995 that the glass transition remains the deepest and most important unsolved problem in solid state physics. Why all the mystery surrounding the seemingly simple solidification of a liquid into a disordered solid, or glass -- one of the most ubiquitous forms of matter? Confocal optical microscopy and computer simulations reveal the cooperative nature of motion in glass-forming liquids.
Citation
Physics World
Volume
13
Issue
No. 4

Keywords

colloids, confocal microscopy, cooperative motion, glass transition, molecular dynamics, simulations

Citation

Glotzer, S. (2000), Colloids Reinforce Glass Theory, Physics World (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created April 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017