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Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media (International Series of Monographs on Physics) Ludovic Berthier

Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

Ludovic Berthier

Published July 14th 2011
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480 pages
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Most of the solid materials we use in everyday life, from plastics to cosmetic gels exist under a non-crystalline, amorphous form: they are glasses. Yet, we are still seeking a fundamental explanation as to what glasses really are and to why theyMoreMost of the solid materials we use in everyday life, from plastics to cosmetic gels exist under a non-crystalline, amorphous form: they are glasses. Yet, we are still seeking a fundamental explanation as to what glasses really are and to why they form. In this book, we survey the most recent theoretical and experimental research dealing with glassy physics, from molecular to colloidal glasses and granular media. Leading experts in this field present broad and original perspectiveson one of the deepest mysteries of condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on the key role played by heterogeneities in the dynamics of glassiness.