Reiner Zorn

Reiner Zorn received his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Cologne. Since 1990 he has been working at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, and since 1996 he has also been a member of the faculty of University of Münster. He was a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, and University San Sebastián, Spain. Dr. Zorn works on the dynamics of glass-forming materials and polymers using inelastic neutron scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, rheology, and computer simulation.

Reiner Zorn Published May 31, 2011

Materials Science

Experiments suggest that the celebrated “boson peak”—a low-frequency vibrational feature characteristic of amorphous materials—may be related to a well-known phonon singularity in ordered crystalline materials.