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Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Ludovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Luca Cipelletti, and Wim van Saarloos


Most of the solid materials we use in everyday life, from plastics to cosmetic gels exist in a non-crystalline, amorphous form: they are glasses. Yet, we are still seeking a fundamental explanation as to what glasses really are, why they form, and what their properties are. This book surveys the most recent theoretical and experimental research dealing with the physics of glassy and disordered materials, from molecular fluids to colloidal glasses, granular media and foams. Chapters present broad and original perspectives on one of the deepest mystery of condensed matter physics, with a particu ... More

Keywords: glass transition, jamming, dynamical heterogeneity, disordered materials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ludovic Berthier, editor
Laboratoire des Colloides, Verres et Nanomateriaux, Université Montpellier II, France

Giulio Biroli, editor
Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay, France
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Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, editor
Science & Finance, Capital Fund Management, Paris

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1 Scientific interview

Jorge Kurchan, James S. Langer, Thomas A. Witten and Peter G. Wolynes

3 Overview of different characterizations of dynamic heterogeneity

Ludovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli, Jean‐Philippe Bouchaud and Robert L. Jack

5 Experimental approaches to heterogeneous dynamics

Ranko Richert, Nathan Israeloff, Christiane Alba‐Simionesco, François Ladieu and Denis L'Hôte

6 Dynamical heterogeneities in grains and foams

Olivier DAUCHOT , Douglas J. Durian and Martin van Hecke

8 Heterogeneities in amorphous systems under shear

Jean‐Louis Barrat and Anaël LemaÎtre

9 The jamming scenario—an introduction and outlook

Andrea J. Liu, Sidney R. Nagel, Wim van Saarloos and Matthieu Wyart

10 Kinetically constrained models

Juan P. Garrahan, Peter Sollich and Cristina Toninelli

11 Growing length scales in aging systems

Federico Corberi, Leticia F. Cugliandolo and Hajime Yoshino