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Can any material form a glass?

Rao, Kalya J and Kumar, Sundeep and Vinatier, Philippe (2004) Can any material form a glass? In: Solid State Communications, 129 (10). pp. 631-635.

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This paper describes a new approach to answer the question posed in the title, which has remained unanswered for a long time. We provide estimates of the glass forming tendencies (GFT) of a variety of materials in terms of G values. The G value of a material is determined by a combination of at least three factors; bond energies, structures and viscosities. A functional form of G is proposed and is calculated using minimum and readily available physicochemical parameters. G appears to quantify GFT on a universal scale and rationalize known GFTs in both single and multicomponent materials. (G is also shown to have a predictive potential.)

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Communications
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: A.Disordered materials;D.Phase transitions
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7091

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