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

Glass forming ability is one of the first concepts that glass scientists tried to propose rules based on structural arguments. Since the first concept introduced by Zachariasen in 1932 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 that investigate the binding or depolymerizing role of the glass constituents, to motivate discussions between the scientific communities of oxide, chalcogenide, and metallic glasses.



Session Organizers


Daniel Neuville, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France, neuville@ipgp.fr 


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

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