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Measurements of some dielectric and electronic properties of Pyrex brand glass

Kirby, Peter Linley (1948) Measurements of some dielectric and electronic properties of Pyrex brand glass. Masters thesis, Durham University.

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In spite of recent advances, the present state of our knowledge of the physical nature of the structure of glass lags behind the parallel investigations into the structure of other states of matter. The measurements of the electrical properties of Pyrex brand glass incorporated in this thesis were carried out in the belief that the study of such properties will increase still further our knowledge of the glassy state and the theoretical arguments expressed are basically in harmony with the prevelent ideas of the structure of glass.
With more particular reference to the latter part of this work where attention is given to the dielectric properties of the glass under examination, it is felt that glass represents an ideal medium for further study of dielectric anomalies in matter. A rigorous investigation of the variation of dielectric properties with composition, temperature and other physical conditions is likely to lead to considerable advances in dielectric theory and also to add to the data on which to build a theory of the structure of glass.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Science
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Science > Physics, Department of
Thesis Date:1948
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:24 Jul 2013 12:38

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