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Adhesion and Cohesion at Interfaces in High Performance Glassy Systems

Objective

The present project aims to establish a European Consortium bringing together leading experts in the fields of computational materials modelling, experimental materials research and industrial development of high-performance glass materials. The scientific and technological activities of the consortium shall be devoted to improving the efficiency, functionality and reliability of glass products for pharmaceutical and thin-layer optical and photovoltaic applications. The scope of the work will be to gain a detailed, atomic-scale knowledge of chemical and physical processes taking place at glassy interface systems. The Consortium will further develop a recently proposed atomistic modelling method which spans across multiple time and size simulation scales bridging the quantum-mechanical with the classical level of precision. The method will be applied to two scientific problems which require quantum precision and very large model system sizes. We will investigate (i) the adhesion between a glassy SiO2 phase and a protein-containing water solution, relevant to pharmaceutical applications and (ii) the cohesion between a glassy SiO2 phase and a TiO2-based coating layer, relevant to thin-layer optical or photovoltaic applications. The theoretical work will be carried out in close coordination with experimental activity. Novel materials will be designed and implemented into product prototypes within the R&D infrastructure of a leading European glass-producing company on the basis of the acquired knowledge. Our results will be disseminated through scientific papers, workshops and training activities especially designed for members of the industrial sector as well as for the scientific academic community.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 839 382
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (6)

SCHOTT AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 607 272
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Junker (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 999
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbet (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 009
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edna Murphy (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrej Michelcich (Dr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 333 360
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
AERIAL
France
EU contribution
€ 243 600
Address
Rue Laurent Fries- Parc D'innovation
67412 Illkirch
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie Pierre Bonnetier (Ms.)