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Ten critical and general dynamic/thermodynamic properties of glass-forming materials requiring total explanation by any theory

Date: 2018-08-22
Time: 14:00
Venue: 物理所M楼253会议室
Speaker: Prof. K. L. Ngai

CNR-IPCF, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Research on the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of glass-forming materials is becoming extremely diversified nowadays. There are many issues and questions one can pick and choose to work on. However without cognizance of the critical and general properties already present and needed to be addressed first, the efforts on the ancillary issues are premature. It is like putting the cart before the horse. Therefore it is important to point this out and to stem the common trend of current research. In this talk I present some of the ten such critical and general properties, and let the audience judge whether these are crucial and should be explained first before considering other issues and questions.