Physical Properties of Amorphous Materials

  • David Adler
  • Brian B. Schwartz
  • Martin C. Steele

Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Adler, Brian B. Schwartz, Martin C. Steele
      Pages 1-4
  3. General Properties

    1. Stanford R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 105-155
  4. Structure

  5. Phonons

    1. Gerald Lucovsky
      Pages 277-312
  6. Electronic Structure

  7. Nonequilibrium Effects

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 439-443

About this book


The Institute for Amorphous Studies was founded in 1982 as the international center for the investigation of amorphous mate­ rials. It has since played an important role in promoting the und er­ standing of disordered matter in general. An Institute lecture series on "Fundamentals of Amorphous Materials and Devices" was held during 1982-83 with distinguished speakers from universities and industry. These events were free and open to the public ,and were attended by many representatives of the scientific community. The lectures themselves were highly successful inasmuch as they provided not only formal instruction but also an opportunity for vigorous and stimulating debate. That last element could not be captured within the pages of a book I but the lectures concentrated on the latest advances in the field I which is why their essential contents are he re reproduced in collective form. Together they constitute an interdisciplinary status report of the field. The speakers brought many different viewpoints and a variety of back­ ground experiences io bear on the problems involved I but though language and conventions vary I the essential unity of the concerns is very clear I as indeed are the ultimate benefits of the many-sided approach.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Adler
    • 1
  • Brian B. Schwartz
    • 2
    • 3
  • Martin C. Steele
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Amorphous StudiesBloomfield HillsUSA
  3. 3.Brooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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