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Seminar on Glass Physics

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Course number PHM-0096
Semester SS 2016
Home institute Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik V
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Preliminary discussion Tue , 12.04.2016 14:00 - 15:00
Participants Master students in physics
Pre-requisites Knowledge of solid-state physics. Previous participation in lecture "Physik der Gläser" and/or in the Bachelor-seminar on glasses is recommended.
Performance record Talk with discussion (ca. 60 min)
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise H. Scholze: Glas
S.R. Elliott: Physics of Amorphous Materials
R. Zallen: The Physics of Amorphous Solids
J. Zarzycki (ed.): Material Science and Technology, Glasses and Amorphous Materials
J. Zarzycki: Glasses and the Vitreous State
Miscellanea For introduction: lecture notes "Physik der Gläser" (upload to Digicampus)
For every talk, there is a literature list. Most of the literature will be provided by the supervisor of the talk.
ECTS points 4




Course location

(Raum 403 Physik Süd/EKM)

Fields of study


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

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