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Researchers Develop Novel Model to Understand Properties of Vitreous Materials

A scientific book titled, ‘Phonon Dispersion Treatment of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Vitreous and Disordered Solids,’ tries to substitute the inferior model of Debye for vitreous solids with the phonon dispersion model devised by Dr. Westrum and Stephen Barber.

Scientists have been struggling to understand the properties of silicate glass, a most common material, as well as other vitreous materials due to the uniqueness of their properties. According to Dr. Johnson and Dr. Westrum, the Debye's model, which has been used for the past several years, should be discarded owing to its improper assumption of a steady phase velocity even if there is proof to the contrary.

The scientific book, authored by two key scientists in the field, covers the phonon dispersion model and defends its superiority by providing the details of its application to numerous amorphous solids. It discusses in detail about the novel group of materials.

Dr. Westrum stated that since the phonon dispersion model offers thermal, physical and structural properties of amorphous materials, its applications will proceed to better glass development for commercial purposes and will have an impact on the knowledge of the comparatively new metallic glasses or glassy metals and geological glassy materials. The scientific book can be purchased from Amzon.com and other channels.

For More information contact Edgar F Westrum Jr.
Email: [email protected]

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