Formation of Glasses from Liquids and Biopolymers

@article{Angell1995FormationOG,
  title={Formation of Glasses from Liquids and Biopolymers},
  author={C. Austen Angell},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={267},
  pages={1924 - 1935}
}
  • C. Angell
  • Published 31 March 1995
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
Glasses can be formed by many routes. In some cases, distinct polyamorphic forms are found. The normal mode of glass formation is cooling of a viscous liquid. Liquid behavior during cooling is classified between "strong" and "fragile," and the three canonical characteristics of relaxing liquids are correlated through the fragility. Strong liquids become fragile liquids on compression. In some cases, such conversions occur during cooling by a weak first-order transition. This behavior can be… Expand
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