Glass physics
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material that exhibits a glass transition, which is the reversible transition in amorphous materials (or in amorphous regions within semicrystalline materials) from a hard and relatively brittle state into a molten or rubber-like state. Glasses are typically brittle and can be optically transparent. The most familiar type of glass, used for centuries in windows and drinking vessels, is soda-lime glass, composed of about 75% silica (SiO2) plus sodium oxide (Na2O) from soda ash, lime (CaO), and several minor additives. Often, the term glass is used in a restricted sense to refer to this specific use.
From the 19th century, various types of fancy glass started to become significant branches of the decorative arts. Objects made out of glass include not only traditional objects such as vessels (bowls, vases, bottles, and other containers), paperweights, marbles, beads, but an endless range of sculpture and installation art as well. Colored glass is often used, though sometimes the glass is painted, innumerable examples exist of the use of stained glass.
In science, however, the term glass is usually defined in a much wider sense, including every solid that possesses a non-crystalline (i.e. amorphous) structure and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state. In this wider sense, glasses can be made of quite different classes of materials: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, and polymers. For many applications (bottles, eyewear) polymer glasses (acrylic glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate) are a lighter alternative to traditional silica glasses.

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Shattering Science and Glass Physics - Physics Central
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Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
Craig F. Bohren, 2001
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Physics and Chemistry of Photochromic Glasses
Physics and Chemistry of Photochromic Glasses
Alexander Victorovich Dotsenko, Leonid Borisovich Glebov, Viktor Alekseevich T͡Sekhomskiĭ, 1998
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Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-physicists
Ian S. Glass, 2006
They displaced successively the earth, the sun and finally the milky way galaxy from being the centre of the universe. This book contains their biographies and outlines their greatest discoveries.
The Physics of Amorphous Solids
The Physics of Amorphous Solids
Richard Zallen, 2008
An in-depth study of non-crystalline solids in which the arrangement of the atoms do not have long-range order.
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Statistical Physics of Spin Glasses and Information Processing: An ...
Hidetoshi Nishimori, 2001
A number of new analytical techniques have been developed to establish a theory of spin glasses. This book provides a broad overview of the interdisciplinary field between statistical physics and information sciences/engineering.
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Physics - Controlling Persistent Stress in Glass
Internal stress in a glass material is an important source of strength. Theory and experiments provide a new molecular-scale understanding of the process by which such stress develops.
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Physics Buzz: Podcast: Glass
Glass is such a unique substance, scientists are still learning a lot about its fundamental nature even though we've been making it for thousands of years.  On this week's podcast I talked to Douglas Allan a researcher at the Corning glass company.
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fluid dynamics - Why do ice cubes stick together or to the edges of a drinking glass? - Physics Stack Exchange
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What's the matter? Q-glasses could be a new class of solids
There may be more kinds of stuff than we thought. A team of researchers has reported possible evidence for a new category of solids, things that are neither pure glasses, crystals, nor even exotic quasicrystals. Something else.
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Phys. Rev. E 88, 012122 (2013): Ising model of a glass transition
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Glass Notes: Saturday Morning Physics with Philip Glass
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Solid or Liquid? Physicists Redefine States of Matter | Simons Foundation
Glass and other strange materials have long confounded textbook definitions of what it means to be solid. Now, two groups of physicists propose a new solution to the riddle.
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