Disorder Effects on Relaxational Processes

Glasses, Polymers, Proteins

  • Ranko Richert
  • Alexander Blumen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. R. Richert, A. Blumen
      Pages 1-7
  3. General Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Roland Böhmer, C. Austen Angell
      Pages 11-54
  4. Models for Relaxations

  5. Dielectric Spectroscopy and Solvation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. A. Hofmann, F. Kremer, E. W. Fischer, A. Schönhals
      Pages 309-331
  6. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Ernst Rössler, Matthias Taupitz
      Pages 361-383
    3. H. W. Spiess, K. Schmidt-Rohr
      Pages 385-403
  7. Hole Burning

  8. Transport Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Bernhard Mollay, Harald F. Kauffmann
      Pages 509-541
    3. C. von Borczyskowski, J. Kolenda, R. Servuβ, E. Tränkle
      Pages 543-588
  9. Dynamics in Complex Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589
    2. H. Frauenfelder, G. U. Nienhaus, R. D. Young
      Pages 591-614
    3. Wolfgang Doster, Frank Post, Marcus Settles
      Pages 615-625
    4. George Fytas, Spiros H. Anastasiadis
      Pages 697-723
    5. W. Stille, G. R. Strobl
      Pages 725-746
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 747-754

About this book


The field of non-crystalline materials has seen the emergence of many challeng­ ing problems during its long history. In recent years, the interest in polymeric and biological disordered matter has stimulated new activities which in turn have enlarged the organic and inorganic glass community. The current research fields and recent progress have extended our knowledge of the rich phenomenol­ ogy of glassy systems, where the role of disorder is fundamental for the underlying microscopic dynamics. In addition, despite the lack of a unified theory, many interesting theoretical models have recently evolved. The present volume offers the reader a collection of topics representing the current state in the understanding of disorder effects as well as a survey of the basic problems and phenomena involved. The task of compiling a book devoted to disordered systems has benefited much from a seminar organized by the W.-E. Heraeus Foundation in Bad Honnef in April 1992, where we had the opportunity to discuss the project with most of the authors. Here we wish to thank the Heraeus Foundation for their support, and the authors and Springer-Verlag, especially Dr. Marion Hertel, for the pleasant cooperation.


Glas Helium-Atom-Streuung complex fluid dynamics glass low temperature magnetic resonance molecule optical spectroscopy physical chemistry polymer polymers proteins spectroscopy temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Ranko Richert
    • 1
  • Alexander Blumen
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PolymerforschungMainzGermany
  2. 2.Theoretische Polymerphysik Albert-Ludwigs-UniversitätFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78578-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78576-4
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