Seminar: Seminar on Glass Physics - Details
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Course name Seminar: Seminar on Glass Physics
Course number PHM-0096
Semester SS 2024
Current number of participants 3
expected number of participants 10
Home institute Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik V
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Preliminary discussion Tuesday, 16.04.2024 16:30 - 17:15
First date Tuesday, 16.04.2024 16:30 - 17:15, Room: (Raum 403 Physik Süd/EKM)
Participants Master students in physics
Pre-requisites Knowledge of condensed-matter physics.
Performance record Talk with discussion (ca. 60 min)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise H. Scholze, Glas: Natur, Struktur und Eigenschaften (Springer, Berlin, 1988).
S.R. Elliott, Physics of Amorphous Materials (Longman, London, 1990).
R. Zallen, The Physics of Amorphous Solids (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1998).
J. Zarzycki (ed.), Material Science and Technology, Vol. 9: Glasses and Amorphous Materials (VCH,
Weinheim, 1991).
J. Zarzycki, Glasses and the Vitreous State (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991).
A. Schaeffer, R Langfeld: Werkstoff Glas
Lecture notes "Physik der Gläser" (will be uploaded to Digicampus after semester start)
Additional literature will be provided according to the topic of the talk.
ECTS points 4

Rooms and times

(Raum 403 Physik Süd/EKM)
Tuesday, 16.04.2024 16:30 - 17:15

Module assignments


Glasses belong to the oldest materials used by mankind. Nowadays glasses are materials of paramount technological importance and almost ubiquitous in our daily live, not only in the classical fields (e.g., windows, bottles), but also in more recent applications as, e.g., communication technique (optical fibres) or energy storage (ionic conductors in batteries). Despite a long history of glass research, the transition from the liquid to the glassy state of matter still is considered as one of the great unresolved problems of condensed matter physics. In the present seminar, some advanced topics of modern glass physics and materials science shall be treated.


Relaxation phenomena: alpha- and beta-relaxation and their theoretical explanations
Fast processes: experiment and theory
Microscopic models of the glass transition
Aging phenomena in glasses
Non-structural glasses: Model systems for the glass transition
Mechanisms of ionic conductivity
Electrons in glasses
Low-temperature anomalies and tunneling model

Admission settings

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