|| This symposium provides a forum for the discussion of current issues in the science and technology of amorphous, glass, and optical materials. The symposium will cover recent theoretical and experimental advances in fundamental and applied glass sciences, novel glass/ceramic synthesis and characterization methods, structure, processing and properties of optical materials and devices, structure, processing, and properties of amorphous semi-conducting materials and devices, and emerging technological applications of amorphous, glass, ceramic, and optical materials. Structural analysis, glass transition and relaxation, atomistic scale modeling techniques, amorphous materials, glasses, and ceramics for energy applications, and new functional amorphous and glass materials are among the topics of interest. All contributions that address recent advances in understanding in the field as well as reports on new applications are welcome.
- Glass and amorphous materials structure analysis to understand structural origin of macroscopic properties
- Novel glasses and amorphous materials and synthetic routes for glass and amorphous materials formation
- Novel optical materials preparation, functionality or applications
- Novel amorphous semiconductors and devices preparation, characterization, and applications
- Topology of amorphous structures
- Property characterization and spectroscopy of glasses
- Bioglasses and bioceramics
- Glass thin films and functional photonic devices
- Nanoparticles, nanostructures, superstructural groups in glasses and optical materials
- New industrial applications and functionality involving optical materials.
This symposium Includes the Alfred R. Cooper Award session.