Disordered Materials

Science and Technology

  • David Adler
  • Brian B. Schwartz
  • Marvin Silver

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, Marvin Silver
      Pages 1-7
  3. Chemistry and Physics of Disordered Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Morrel H. Cohen, H. Fritzsche, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 14-16
    3. E. J. Evans, J. H. Helbers, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 17-22
    4. A. Bienenstock, F. Betts, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 23-26
    5. Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Iris M. Ovshinsky
      Pages 30-33
    6. J. Feinleib, J. deNeufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 34-37
    7. Stanford R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 48-50
    8. R. Flasck, M. Izu, K. Sapru, T. Anderson, S. R. Ovshinsky, H. Fritzsche
      Pages 51-53
    9. Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Arun Madan
      Pages 64-65
    10. D. Adler, M. S. Shur, M. Silver, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 66-87
    11. A. Madan, S. R. Ovshinsky
      Pages 88-93
    12. R. Tsu, M. Izu, S. R. Ovshinsky, F. H. Pollak
      Pages 94-98

About this book


Landmark contributions to science and mechanisms for the origin of the phenomena, and technology are rarely recognized at the time of reached important conclusions about the physical publication. Few people, even in technical areas, nature of the materials at equilibrium and their recogni zed the importance of developments such as electronic nonequilibrium properties. Many of these the transistor, the laser, or electrophotography ideas were condensed into a publication for Physical until well after their successful demonstration. Review Letters, paper 1 in this collection. This So-called experts, in fact, tend to resist new paper immediately attracted attention to the field, inventions, a natural instinct based on a combina­ and directly lead to the initiation of large research tion of fear of obsolescent expertise and jealousy efforts at both industrial laboratories and univer- arising from lack of active participation in the ties throughout the world. Inevitably, there was discovery. the usual amount of controversy, with many experts Denigration of new ideas is a relatively simultaneously taking positions (2) and (3) above. safe modus operandi, since the vast majority It has now been well over 20 years since eventually are abandoned well short of commerciality. the original publication date, and an objective view However, a successful device can be identified by can be taken in hindsight.


adsorption ceramics chemistry crystal crystallization development diffusion glass laser photography scattering semiconductor semiconductors superconductivity thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • David Adler
    • 1
  • Brian B. Schwartz
    • 2
    • 3
  • Marvin Silver
    • 4
  1. 1.Late of Massachusetts Institute of TechologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Amorphous StudiesBloomfield HillsUSA
  3. 3.Brooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8745-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8747-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8745-9
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