Glass flow in PNAS
We have designed a method to indirectly measure the viscosity of glass - something that required unfeasible observation times at human scale - based on its elastic properties. The results of the research, published this week in PNAS, questions the validity of current theories of glass formation
Hypersonic waves in glasses PDF Print E-mail
 The lack of long-range structural order in amorphous materials induces thermodynamic anomalies, whose impact dominates at length scales comparable to interatomic distances. We report in Nature Communications a study of mesoscopic elastic domains by means of a broadband version of picosecond photo-acoustics, developed to coherently generate and detect hypersonic sound waves in the sub-THz region with unprecedented sampling efficiency. We identify a peculiar behaviour of the sound attenuation, ruled by a fractal frequency dependence.
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