Disordered materials

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    Disordered materials

    The Disordered Materials research area deals with the fundamental understanding and innovation of glasses, glass fibers, and other types of amorphous materials. It provides knowledge for developing new generation of advanced amorphous materials and relevant technologies. Furthermore, this area involves the fundamentals of amorphous materials, glasses, supercooled liquids, and equilibrium liquids. The development of the highly interdisciplinary Disordered Materials area leads to new methodologies for both characterizations and research in amorphous materials.

    Research flagships

    • Glasses
    • Glass fibers
    • Insulating materials
    • Glassy batteries
    • MOF glasses
    • Sol-gel technology
    • Membranes

    Strategic growth area(s)

    • Glass relaxation and glass formation
    • Quantitative structure-property relation for functional glasses
    • Glassy materials for energy storage and energy saving
    • New families of glasses such as superstrong glasses and hybrid glasses


    • Transform the research area into an even more interdisciplinary one
    • Develop our present Center for Amorphous Materials Science into an international base for both fundamental and applied research in disordered materials
    • Advance understanding of formation mechanisms of new glass systems
    • Invent new types of multifunctional glass materials
    • Establish new concepts, modeling tools and theories for disordered materials
    • Build a closer connection between glass science and technology through collaboration with industry

Functional Amorphous Materials

Glass transition and relaxation, glass fiber technology, cementious materials, insulation materials, metal-organic framework, glasses, glassy battery materials, amorphous membrane

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Green Amorphous Materials

Water cleaning, water and food sterilization, biogas upgrading, CO2 sequestration and conversion, hydrogen production and separation


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Oxide Glass Chemistry

Mechanical properties of glasses, design of new superstrong glasses, modeling and simulation of glass structure and properties, structure-property relations of glasses, glasses under extreme conditions

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    • Cylinder concentric rheometry (max. 1600ºC)
    • Bohlin Instruments CVS120 controlled stress rheometer
    • Brookfield DVII controlled stress rheometer
    • Capilary rheometer


    • Spinning equipment . (max 360 km/h, max 1600 ºC)


    • Vickers indenter, Struers Duramin


    • Melting furnace, (max 1700°C)
    • Annealing ovens (max 1150°C)
    • Furnace with controlled gas (max 1600°C). (self constructed)


    • Dionex HPLC, Alltech ELSD 8000 detector
    • Dionex HPLC, Shodex RI-101detector
    • Dionex HPLC, OVD 1700/3400 UV/Vis detector
    • Dionex HPLC, DX300 puls electrochemical detector.
    • Varian 450 GC with dual injection port/FI detector and a combipal autosampler


    • Perkin Elmer DSC 7
    • Netzsch Jupiter STA 449C up to 1500 ºC
    • Para 1356 Bomb calorimeter
    • Impedance (max 1500 ºC)


    • Cross-flow Micro- or ultrafiltration
    • Cross-flow nanofiltration or reverse osmosis
    • Dead-end, Controlled pressure
    • Dead-end, Controlled deformation
    • Membrane bioreactor
    • Electro filtration
    • Analytical Ultracentrifuge


    • Perkin Elmer, AAnalyst 100 (AAS)
    • Shimadzu-1601 2-way UV/VIS
    • Perking Elmer, Lambda BIO UV/VIS
    • Genesys 20 Spectrophotometer
    • Varian 640 IR spectrophotometer with a Varian 600 FTIR microscope
    • Cary eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
    • Cary 50 UV/vis spectrophotometer


    • Electro voltammetry (self constructed)
    • Radiometer Conductometer CMD 210
    • Solortron impedance analyser, SI1260
    • Malvern Zetamaster S
    • Beckman, Pace system MDQ, (Capillary electrophoresis)


    • Contact angle equipment
    • Refractometer, PZO RL 2830 for liquids
    • Radiometer auto titrator Titralab, tim 900
    • Microtrac 7997-10, particle size analyser
    • Photometric Dispersion Analyser 2000
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    Business partnerships

    A selection of our business partners: 

    • Rockwool International A/S, Denmark
    • Corning Incorporated, USA
    • Gråsten Brick Company, Denmark
    • Aalborg Portland A/S, Denmark
    • FLSmith, Denmark
    • Skamol A/S, Denmark
    • Technological Institute, Denmark
    • LicTech, Denmark
    • Velux, Denmark


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