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Glassy, Amorphous and Nano-Crystalline Materials

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1. Introduction: Some Essential Attributes of Glassiness Regarding the Nature of Non-Crystalline Solids (Hiroshi Suga).- 2. Heat Capacity and Entropy Functions in Strong and Fragile Glass-Formers, Relative to those of Disordering Crystalline Materials (C. Austen Angell).- 3. Vibration Forms in the Vicinity of Glass Transition, Structural Changes and the Creation of Voids when Assuming the Role of Polarizability (Jaroslav Sestak, Borivoj Hlavacek, Pavel Hubik, Jiri J. Mares).- 4. Some Aspects of Vitrification, Amorphisation and Disordering and the Generated Extent of Nano-Crystallinity (Jaroslav Sestak, Carlos A. Queiroz, Jiri J. Mares, Miroslav Holecek).- 5. Basic Role of Thermal Analysis in Polymer Physics (Adam L. Danch).- 6. Phases of Amorphous, Crystalline, and Intermediate Order in Microphase and Nanophase Systems (Bernhard Wunderlich).- 7. Thermal Portrayal of Phase Separation in Polymers Producing Nanophase Separated Materials (Ivan Krakovsky, Yuko Ikeda).- 8. Solid Forms of Pharmaceutical Molecules (Bohumil Kratochvil).- 9. Chalcogenide Glasses Selected as a Model System for Studying Thermal Properties (Zdenek Cernosek, Eva Cernoskova, Jana Holubova).- 10. Viscosity Measurements Applied to Chalcogenide Glass-Forming Systems (Petr Kostal, Jana Shanelova, Jiri Malek).- 11. Thermal Properties and Related Structural Study of Oxide Glasses (Marek Liska, Maria Chromcikova).- 12. Oxide Glass Structure, Non-Bridging Oxygen and Feasible Magnetic Properties due to the Addition of Fe/Mn Oxides (Jaroslav Sestak, Marek Liska, Pavel Hubik).- 13. New Approach to Viscosity of Glasses (Isak Avramov).- 14. Transport Constitutive Relations, Quantum Diffusion and Periodic Reactions (Jiri J. Mares, Jaroslav Sestak, Pavel Hubik).- 15. In-Situ Investigation of the Fast Lattice Recovery during Electropulse Treatment of Heavily Cold Drawn Nanocrystalline Ni-Ti Wires (Petr Sittner, Jan Pilch, B. Malard, Remi Delville, Caroline Curfs).- 16. Emanation Thermal Analysis as a Method for Diffusion Structural Diagnostics of Zircon and Brannerite Minerals (Vladimir Balek, Iraida M. Bountseva, Igor von Beckman).- 17. Scanning Transitiometry and its Application in Petroleum Industry and in Polymer and Food Science (Jean-Pierre E. Grolier).- 18. Constrained States Occurring in Plants Cryo-Processing and the Role of Biological Glasses (Jiri Zamecnik, Jaroslav Sestak).- 19. Thermophysical Properties of Natural Glasses at the Extremes of the Thermal History Profile (Paul Thomas, Jaroslav Sestak, Klaus Heide, Ekkehard Fuglein, Peter Simon).- 20. Hotness Manifold, Phenomenological Temperature and Other Related Concepts of Thermal Physics (Jiri J. Mares).- 21. Historical Roots and Development of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Jaroslav Sestak, Pavel Hubik, Jiri J. Mares).

About the Author

Prof. Jaroslav Sestak, MEng., PhD., DSc. Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - specialised in thermodynamics (kinetics) and material science and engineering (particularly applied to variety of inorganic glasses), 287 papers in impact journals, over 2500 SCI citation responses, 15 books and book chapters, received honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Pardubice (January 2010). Dr. Jiri J. Mares, PhD Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, specialised in thermal physics and non-equilibrium phenomena, 123 papers in impact journals, over 230 citation responses, 3 books and book chapters. Dr. Pavel Hubik, PhD Senior Scietist in Solid State Physics Institute of Physics of Academy of Sciences of CR.

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