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Two-dimensional Glasses

Abstract The structure of glass has been the subject of many studies, however some

details remained to be resolved. With the advancement of microscopic

imaging techniques and the successful synthesis of two-dimensional materials,

images of two-dimensional glasses (bilayers of silica) are now available,

confirming that this glass structure closely follows the continuous random

network model. These images provide complete in-plane structural information

such as ring correlations, and intermediate range order and with computer

refinement contain indirect information such as angular distributions, and


This dissertation reports the first work that integrates the actual atomic

coordinates obtained from such images with structural refine... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Sadjadi, Seyed Mahdi (Author) / Thorpe, Michael F (Advisor) / Beckstein, Oliver (Committee member) / Schmidt, Kevin E (Committee member) / Treacy, Michael MJ (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics / Condensed matter physics / Materials Science / 2D materials / glasses / graphene / rigidity / silica
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 172 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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