Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Glass Plasticity at Room Temperature
Applicant / Contact person Frankberg, Erkka
Decision No. 338750
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 299 810
   
Project description
Oxide glasses are an integral part of the modern world, but their usefulness can be limited by their characteristic brittleness at room temperature. Glass materials such as oxides, carbides allow a wide range of tailored functional properties from full dielectrics to tuned semiconductors coupled with visible light transparency, and good chemical and thermal stability. However, the brittle nature of glasses and ceramics at low temperature severely limits their flexible use in engineering, and hence increasing their toughness has been one of the primary goals of materials science for decades. In this project, Dr. Erkka J. Frankberg at Tampere University merges elementary material physics to disruptive manufacturing technologies and cutting-edge in situ experimental testing to obtain new fundamental understanding on the low temperature plasticity phenomena in glass and ceramic materials. Previous Open Access results: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6467/864