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Nanometer scale induced structure between amorphous layers and crystalline materials

Nanometer scale induced structure between amorphous layers and crystalline materials

Objective

Interfaces between amorphous/glassy layers and crystalline materials are playing an increasingly important role in the properties of manufactured ceramics and composites , especially as they move towards the nanometer scale . Recent research has revealed previously unknown physical , electronic and chemical phenomena occurring at these interfaces. The nanometer-scale structure at the interface is now believed to cause gradients in order and bonding that influence macroscopic physical properties such as fracture, high temperature creep, sintering, electrical conductivity, dielectric response and chemical reactivity. The goal of this project is to achieve a complete computational and experimental description of the structure and basic properties of crystal/glass interfaces, for the purpose of improving materials properties.

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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

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Parks Road
Ox1 3ph Oxford

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Pierre ESPINASSE (Mr)

Participants (2)

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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00586

  • Start date

    11 January 2002

  • End date

    10 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 119 095

  • EU contribution

    € 1 817 098

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom