Kinetic arrest of front transformation to gain access to the bulk glass transition in ultrathin films of vapour-deposited glasses

Physical vapour deposition has emerged as the technique to obtain glasses of unbeatable stability. However, vapour deposited glasses exhibit a different transformation mechanism to ordinary glasses produced from liquid. Vapour deposited glasses of different thermodynamic stability, from ultrastable to those similar to ordinary glasses, transform into the liquid state via front propagation starting at the most mobile Read more about Kinetic arrest of front transformation to gain access to the bulk glass transition in ultrathin films of vapour-deposited glasses[…]