Special Issue "Glass Transition and Related Phenomena 2.0"
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Interests: theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter physics covering the glass transition and related phenomena occurring in the supercooled liquid and glassy states of various materials, including their recrystallization; molecular dynamics simulations of liquids, supercooled liquids, and liquid crystals; methods for analyzing experimental data measured in ambient and high-pressure conditions using several techniques (dielectric, mechanical, and light-scattering spectroscopies, pressure–volume–temperature, and calorimetric measurements); equations of state; models of the thermodynamic evolution of dynamic quantities; dynamic heterogeneity and density scaling in model and real molecular systems; spatially confined systems
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This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous Special Issue, “Glass Transition and Related Phenomena”.
The glass transition and the physicochemical phenomena that occur in the supercooled liquid and glassy states remain partially shrouded in mystery despite decades of research. There is still no complete theory that would uncover the mysteries of the liquid–glass transition and satisfactorily describe the thermodynamically metastable and nonequilibrium states in its vicinity. On the other hand, the applications of amorphous materials are becoming wider and wider. Therefore, the experimental, simulation, and theoretical investigations of physicochemical phenomena near the glass transition are intensively carried out, resulting in new ideas, observations, and discoveries in this field. One can expect that the great effort being put into gaining a deeper insight into mechanisms that govern the molecular dynamics and thermodynamics near the glass transition will help to progress our understanding of both the cognitive and application aspects considered for noncrystalline states of condensed matter.
The Special Issue of IJMS is intended as a collection of papers focusing on the molecular level in new experimental, simulation, and theoretical achievements, as well as review articles presenting already known ideas from a contemporary point of view. Its aim is to constitute a platform for sharing different approaches to addressing the problems encountered in studying the glass transition and related phenomena.
Dr. Andrzej Grzybowski
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- glass transition
- supercooled liquids and glasses
- physicochemical stability of amorphous materials, recrystallization, and aging
- experimental and simulation studies of molecular dynamics and thermodynamics near the glass transition
- theoretical ideas on thermodynamically metastable and nonequilibrium systems