Glassy, Amorphous and Nano-Crystalline Materials

Thermal Physics, Analysis, Structure and Properties

  • Jaroslav Šesták
  • Jiří J. Mareš
  • Pavel Hubík

Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jaroslav Šesták, Carlos A. Queiroz, Jiří J. Mareš, Miroslav Holeček
    Pages 59-75
  3. Bohumil Kratochvíl
    Pages 129-140
  4. Zdeněk Černošek, Eva Černošková, Jana Holubová
    Pages 141-164
  5. Petr Koštál, Jana Shánělová, Jiří Málek
    Pages 165-178
  6. Marek Liška, Mária Chromčíková
    Pages 179-197
  7. Isak Avramov
    Pages 217-225
  8. Jiří J. Mareš, Jaroslav Šesták, Pavel Hubík
    Pages 227-244
  9. Petr Šittner, Jan Pilch, Benoit Malard, Remi Delville, Caroline Curfs
    Pages 245-260
  10. Paul Thomas, Jaroslav Šesták, Klaus Heide, Ekkehard Füglein, Peter Šimon
    Pages 311-325
  11. Jaroslav Šesták, Pavel Hubík, Jiří J. Mareš
    Pages 347-370
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 371-380

About this book


Glassy, Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Material: Thermal Physics, Analysis, Structure and Properties includes twenty-one chapter contributions from an international array of distinguished academics based in Asia, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, and the USA. The book provides a coherent and authoritative overview of cutting-edge themes involving the thermal analysis, applied solid-state physics and the micro-crystallinity of selected materials and their macro- and microscopic thermal properties.

Selected chapters featured in the book include: Essential attributes of glassiness regarding the nature of non-crystalline solids; Aspects of vitrification, amorphization, disordering and the extent of nano-crystallinity; The basic role of thermal analysis in polymer physics; Classical and quantum diffusion and their application to the self-organized oscillatory reactions; Specificity of low temperature measurements applied to nano-crystalline diamante; Thermophysical properties of natural glasses at the extremes of the thermal history profile; Phenomenological meaning of temperature as background for the history and development of thermal analysis and calorimetry.

Advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry will find this contributed volume invaluable.


Bioactive Glasses Chalcogenide Glasses Cryopreservation Crystalline Materials Glasses Glassy Materials Metallic Glasses Nano-crystalline Glasses Thermal Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaroslav Šesták
    • 1
  • Jiří J. Mareš
    • 2
  • Pavel Hubík
    • 3
  1. 1., New Technologies - Research Centre in thUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2., Institute of Physics, v.v.i.Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepubliPrague 6Czech Republic
  3. 3., Institute of Physics, v.v.i.Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepubliPrague 6Czech Republic

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