Title

Reply to Comment on ‘‘Microscopic Theory of Network Glasses’’

Document Type

Response or Comment

Journal or Conference Title

Physical Review Letters

ISSN

0031-9007

Volume

91

Issue

15

Publication Date

10-10-2003

Department

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

In a Comment on our recent paper on network glasses (Phys. Rev. Lett., 2003, 90, 085505), Micoulaut and Boolchand (MB) compare our predictions on glass transitions in network systems for the ratios of the transition temperatures TA/TG and TK/TG with experimental data. They claim significant differences between experiment and theory are seen and claim the lack of agreement is due to flaws in our theory. Their comparison of TA/TG is incorrect as they do not measure the same quantity that our theory predicts. The TK/TG comparison shows remarkable agreement between theory and experiment.

Rights

Copyright ©2003 American Physical Society. All right reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Hall, R. W. and Wolynes, P. G. (2003). Hall and Wolynes Reply. Physical Review Letters, 91(15).