• David Adler
  • Brian B. Schwartz
  • Marvin Silver
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


Landmark contributions to science and technology are rarely recognized at the time of publication. Few people, even in technical areas, recognized the importance of developments such as the transistor, the laser, or electrophotography until well after their successful demonstration. So-called experts, in fact, tend to resist new inventions, a natural instinct based on a combination of fear of obsolescent expertise and jealousy arising from lack of active participation in the discovery.


Amorphous Material Chalcogenide Glass Physical Review Letter Average Coordination Amorphous Solid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors 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

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