Glass Formation, a Contemporary View

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

42 Scopus citations


The process of glass formation is discussed from several perspectives. Particular attention is directed to kinetic treatments of glass formation and to the question of how fast a given liquid must be cooled in order to form a glass. Specific consideration is paid to the calculation of critical cooling rates for glass formation, to the effects of nucleating heterogeneities and transients in nucleation on the critical cooling rates, to crystallization on reheating a glass, to the experimental determination of nucleation rates and barriers to crystal nucleation, and to the characteristics of materials which are most conducive to glass formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Glass Formation, a Contemporary View'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this