Physical Chemistry Seminar: Dr. John Mauro, Pennsylvania State University

August 30, 2018 - 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Dr. John Mauro


Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host Dr. Fakhraai
Relaxation is Everywhere

Dr. John C. Mauro
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
 As a nonequilibrium material, a glass is continually relaxing towards its metastable supercooled liquid state.  A comprehensive understanding of glass relaxation is of critical importance for many high-tech applications of glass, including optical fiber, glass substrates for liquid crystal displays, and chemically strengthened cover glass for electronic devices.  In this presentation, I will review the current state-of-the-art in understanding the dynamics of glass relaxation, including the physical origins of its non-Arrhenius and non-exponential characters.


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