John C. Mauro

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The low-temperature dynamics of ultraviscous liquids hold the key to understanding the nature of glass transition and relaxation phenomena, including the potential existence of an ideal thermodynamic glass transition. Unfortunately, existing viscosity models, such as the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann (VFT) and Avramov-Milchev (AM) equations, exhibit systematic(More)
We present a topological model for the composition dependence of glass transition temperature and fragility. Whereas previous topological models are derived for zero temperature conditions, our approach incorporates the concept of temperature-dependent constraints that freeze in as the system is cooled from high temperature. Combining this notion of(More)
Glass transition temperature and fragility are two important properties derived from the temperature dependence of the shear viscosity of glass-forming melts. While direct calculation of these properties from atomistic simulations is currently infeasible, we have developed a new topological modeling approach that enables accurate prediction of the scaling(More)
This article presents theoretical analysis and experimental data for the use of resonant waveguide grating (RWG) biosensors to characterize stimulation-mediated cell responses including signaling. The biosensor is capable of detecting redistribution of cellular contents in both directions that are perpendicular and parallel to the sensor surface. This(More)
CONTEXT Retrospective case series, database study and literature review. Forty case reports are described. OBJECTIVE To report a possible association between fluoroquinolones and uveitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Spontaneous reports from the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side effects, World Health Organization, and Food and Drug Administration(More)
We describe an atomistic method for computing the viscosity of highly viscous liquids based on activated state kinetics. A basin-filling algorithm allowing the system to climb out of deep energy minima through a series of activation and relaxation is proposed and first benchmarked on the problem of adatom diffusion on a metal surface. It is then used to(More)
The development of new glassy materials is key for addressing major global challenges in energy, medicine, and advanced communications systems. For example, thin, flexible, and large-area glass substrates will play an enabling role in the development of flexible displays, roll-to-roll processing of solar cells, next-generation touch-screen devices, and(More)
Borosilicate glasses display a rich complexity of chemical behavior depending on the details of their composition and thermal history. Noted for their high chemical durability and thermal shock resistance, borosilicate glasses have found a variety of important uses from common household and laboratory glassware to high-tech applications such as liquid(More)
Understanding the composition dependence of glass hardness is of critical importance for both advanced glass applications and for revealing underlying fracture mechanisms. We present a topological approach for quantitative prediction of hardness in multicomponent glassy systems. We show that hardness is governed by the number of network constraints at room(More)
The mixed modifier effect (MME) in oxide glasses manifests itself as a non-additive variation in certain properties when one modifier oxide species is substituted by another one at constant total modifier content. However, the structural and topological origins of the MME are still under debate. This study provides new insights into the MME by investigating(More)