Supercooled liquids and the glass transition

@article{Debenedetti2001SupercooledLA,
  title={Supercooled liquids and the glass transition},
  author={Pablo G. Debenedetti and Frank H. Stillinger},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={410},
  pages={259-267}
}
Glasses are disordered materials that lack the periodicity of crystals but behave mechanically like solids. The most common way of making a glass is by cooling a viscous liquid fast enough to avoid crystallization. Although this route to the vitreous state — supercooling — has been known for millennia, the molecular processes by which liquids acquire amorphous rigidity upon cooling are not fully understood. Here we discuss current theoretical knowledge of the manner in which intermolecular… Expand
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