Self-organization and rigidity in network glasses

M. V. Chubynsky, M. F. Thorpe

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Rigidity theory has helped in our understanding of the properties of network glasses. We analyze the connection between rigidity and various non-random features in the network structure. Lack of small rings in the network can lead to a sharper rigidity transition. We review a model of network self-organization that we have proposed, in which the existence of an intermediate phase that is rigid, but stress-free, is predicted. Finally, we discuss recent experiments, in which this intermediate phase may have been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-532
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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