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PhD Defense by Kacper Januchta

Kasper Janucta, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience will defend his thesis on: "Structural Perspective on Fracture in Oxide Glasses"

Time

06.12.2019 kl. 09.30 - 12.00

Description

TITLE:

”Structural Perspective on Fracture in Oxide Glasses”. 

ABSTRACT:

One of the main drawback of glasses is their tendency to break if sufficient force is applied. This may compromise the usefulness of the glassy product, which poses an incentive for developing more damage resistant glass formulations. In order to facilitate a more efficient design of more damage-resistant glasses in the future, fundamental research concerning the brittle fracture mechanism and what governs it, is needed. In this thesis, the fracture behavior of glasses, specifically oxide glasses, are investigated from a chemical point of view. The aim of this work is to shed light on the correlation between chemical composition, the structural characteristics dictated by the composition, and the resulting mechanical properties.

SUPERVISOR:

  • Professor Morten Mattrup Smedskjær, Dept. Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Denmark

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE:

  • Jens Henrik Andreasen
  • Doris Möncke, Alfred University (USA),
  • Satoshi Yoshida, The University of Shiga Prefecture (Japan)

Price

Free

Host

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Chemistry

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg Ø, room number: Auditorium 1.002