Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Hardcover | August 14, 2011

EditorLudovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli, Jean-philippe Bouchaud

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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 they form. In this book, we survey the most recenttheoretical and experimental research dealing with glassy physics, from molecular to colloidal glasses and granular media. Leading experts in this field present broad and original perspectives on one of the deepest mysteries of condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on the key role played byheterogeneities in the dynamics of glassiness.

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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 they form. In this book, we survey the most recenttheoretical and experimental research dealing...

Ludovic Berthier took his PhD in theoretical physics in 2001 at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France, for which he was awarded the St Gobain prize from the French Physical Society. He became a Marie Curie Fellow at Oxford University till 2003, and became CNRS researcher at the University of Montpellier, France, where he works o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.12 inPublished:August 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jorge Kurchan, James S. Langer, Thomas A. Witten, Peter G. Wolynes: Scientic interview on the glass transition2. Gilles Tarjus: An overview of the theories of the glass transition3. L. Berthier, G. Biroli, J.-P. Bouchaud, R. L. Jack: Overview of different characterisations of dynamic heterogeneity4. Luca Cipelletti, Eric R. Weeks: Glassy dynamics and dynamical heterogeneity in colloids5. Ranko Richert, Nathan Israeloff, Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Francois Ladieu, Denis L'Hote: Experimental Approaches to Heterogeneous Dynamics6. Olivier Dauchot, Douglas J. Durian, Martin van Hecke: Dynamical Heterogeneities in Grains and Foams7. Peter Harrowell: The Length Scales of Dynamic Heterogeneity: Results from Molecular Dynamics Simulations8. Jean-Louis Barrat, Anael Lemaitre: Heterogeneities in amorphous systems under shear9. Andrea J. Liu, Sidney R. Nagel, Wim van Saarloos, Matthieu Wyart: The jamming scenario an introduction and outlook10. Juan P. Garrahan, Peter Sollich, Cristina Toninelli: Kinetically Constrained Models11. Federico Corberi, Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Hajime Yoshino: Growing length scales in aging systems12. Silvio Franz, Guilhem Semerjian: Analytical approaches to time and length scales in models of glasses

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`"The sudden slowing down of dynamics in glasses and granular materials is both challenging to understand and of practical importance. A lot of work has been done in recent years, much of it by the editors and authors of this volume."'Peter Young, University of California, USA