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Session 1: Definition of Network Formers and Network Modifiers (ICG TC03 & TC26)

The definition of glass forming ability is one of the first concept for which glass scientists tried to propose rules, essentially based on structural arguments. Since the first concept introduced by Zachariasen in 1932, and based on oxide glasses, the number of glass families has increased to include chalcogenide, metallic, organic, and spin glasses. How does the Zachariasen concept of network formers, network modifiers, and intermediates apply to these others glass systems?


In this session, we encourage submission of abstracts whose purpose is to investigate the binding or depolymerizing role of the glass constituents, in order to motivate discussions between the scientific communities of oxide, chalcogenide, and metallic glasses.



Session Organizers


Daniel Neuville, IPGP, France, neuville@ipgp.fr 


Bernard Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France, bernard.hehlen@umontpellier.fr

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