By H. Frauenfelder (auth.), E. Lüscher, G. Fritsch, G. Jacucci (eds.)

Six years glided by because the NATO ASI on "Liquid and Amorphous Metals" used to be held in Zwiesel, Germany, in September 1979. the current one is the second one NATO institution dedicated to learn on disordered condensed subject, commonly liquid and amorphous metals. This time the name includes the be aware "materials" to explicitely comprise these points of the glassy nation of insulators both shared with steel glasses - e.g. the glass tran­ sition - or at the border line with steel structures - e.g. the steel­ non-metal transition. The lengthy interval which purposely elapsed among the 2 Institutes indi­ cates the purpose to not have "just one other conference", yet to study the situation within the box with a a bit of tougher scope. this is often in particular very important to aid uncomplicated study to bridge in the direction of applica­ tions and to introduce younger researchers during this box. actually, whereas the certainty of those fabrics and their houses is an enormous problem for experimental and theoretical physicists, glassy ingredients supply a major capability in-the improvement of latest fabrics for tech­ nical purposes. To this finish, the Institute has introduced jointly insiders and friends from allover the area to debate uncomplicated rules and most up-to-date effects and to aid correlate destiny study attempt. one other vital goal used to be to intro­ duce novices to the field.

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Bucheneau U, NuctlerN and Oianoux, Phya. Rev. Lell. ~ (1984)2316. Thouless OJ, in III-CDndensed Matter, ProceedIngS Les Houchet, North·HoMand, Amstllfdam (Pn, 15 16 17 la 19. s:u. ICROSTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS. BROUERS Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica and Laboratoire d'Optique des Solides, Universite Paris VI, Place Jussieu, Paris 75005. INTRODUCTION The relation between the microstructure and the optical and transport properties of composite materials is one of the most important and interesting aspects of the physics of composite materials.

This approach was used then also for many other examples where low lying excitations cause singularities of spectra. The idea of the approximation is to express relaxation kernels by products of those correlation functions one knows or which one wants 'to evaluate. The problems are connected with the decision which kernels are to be approximated, which correlation functions are the relevant ones, and with the evaluation of the coupling vertices. The solution of the resulting equations is not a trivial problem either.

33) and similar relations hold for the tagged particle. 31) imply that density fluctuations, once created, do not die out completely even in the limit of infinitely large times. The fluctuations arrest themselves due to strong particle interaction. For large times the system does not approach the thermal equilibrium state. The state which is approached for large times depends on the initial conditions. e number of equivalent equilibrium states and the functions fa/3(q) are to be used to characterize them.

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