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Published: 02 September 2011

480 Pages | 107 b/w line and halftone illustrations

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199691470

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Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Edited by Ludovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Luca Cipelletti, and Wim van Saarloos

International Series of Monographs on Physics

  • Each chapter jointly written by researchers working on closely related topics, but usually with different points of view: out of this original construction emerges a text with no equivalent in the published literature.
  • Contributors include leading scientists representative of most of the more promising (and often competing) theories of the glass transition.
  • Multidisciplinary: focusing not only on molecular glass formers, with several theoretical and experimental chapters devoted to the glassy dynamics and jamming of granular materials and colloids.
  • First comprehensive book to focus on the decade's developments in dynamical heterogeneity.
  • 3 chapters focussing on experiments on molecular glass formers, granular materials and colloids. These discuss not only the main findings, but also the recent experimental developments which made these findings possible.