Simone Capaccioli

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Simone Capaccioli is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Pisa. He received a M.Sc. from the University of Pisa and a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He then completed postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and at the “SOFT” research center of the National Institute of Materials Physics (INFM) in Rome. His research interests include the physics of disordered materials (such as glasses), of partially ordered phases (such as plastic crystals), and of porous materials. Recently, he has focused on the effects of pressure and temperature on the dynamics of glass-forming systems, water mixtures, and solvated proteins. He also studies the effect of nanointerfaces and confinement on the dynamics and crystallization kinetics of glass-forming systems.


Relaxation is a Two-Step Process for Metallic Glasses

Measurements of several metallic glasses under strain reveal that the materials relieve stress through a two-step process that has previously been seen only in “softer” glasses. Read More »