Vitreous State

Code: CEM 126

Credits: 05

Elective subject


  • Introduction to the vitreous state;
  • Classical definitions, types, characterist properties and applications of glasses;
  • Structural relaxation and glass transition;
  • Inorganic glass structure;
  • Liquid-liquid phase separation in glasses;
  • Crystal nucleation in glass-forming liquids;
  • Crystal growth;
  • Overall crystallization;
  • Glass forming ability;
  • Glass stability and modern defition of glass;
  • Glass-ceramics/ defintion, types and applications.


  1. Zarzycki, J., “Les Verres Et L'etat Vitreux”, Paris: Masson, 1982.
  2. Doremus, R.H., “Glass Science”, New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1973.
  3. Pye, L.D.; Stevens H.J. & LaCourse W.C., “Introduction to Glass Science”, New York: Plenum Press, 1972.
  4. Artigos científicos selecionados.