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Unifying concepts in the topological design of non-crystalline materials

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Project "UTOPES" data sheet

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Organization address
city: JENA
postcode: 7743

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙965˙917 €
 EC max contribution 1˙965˙917 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2021-08-31


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 Project objective

Glasses have traditionally been enabling materials to major societal challenges. Significant breakthroughs on many areas of technological progress have been very closely linked to the exploitation of glassy materials. It is strong consensus that this key role will persist in the emerging solutions to major global challenges in living, energy, health, transport and information processing, provided that the fundamental limitations of the presently available empirical or semi-empirical approaches to glass processing can be overcome. In the coming decade, it is therefore a major task to take the step towards ab initio exploitation of disordered materials through highly-adapted processing strategies. This requires pioneering work and in-depth conceptual developments which combine compositional design, structural evolution and the thermo-kinetics of material deposition into holistic tools. Only those would significantly contribute to solving some of the most urgent materials needs for glass applications in functional devices, be it in the form of thin films, particles or bulk materials. The present project challenges today’s engineering concepts towards the conception of such tools. For that, melt deposition, isothermal deposition from liquid phases, and gas-phase deposition of non-crystalline materials will be treated - within the class of inorganic glasses - in a generalist approach, unified by the understanding that glass formation represents the only strict deviation from self-organization, and that, hence, the evolution of structural complexity in glassy materials can be tailored on any length-scale through adequate processing. Providing a topological scheme for the quantification and chemical tailoring of structural complexity, UTOPES will answer to the challenge of finding order in disorder, and will thus break the grounds for the third generation of glasses with properties beyond what is presently thought as the limits of physical engineering.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Shigeki Sawamura, René Limbach, Sönke Wilhelmy, Akio Koike, Lothar Wondraczek
Scratch‐induced yielding and ductile fracture in silicate glasses probed by nanoindentation
published pages: 7299-7311, ISSN: 0002-7820, DOI: 10.1111/jace.16679
Journal of the American Ceramic Society 102/12 2020-01-22
2019 Lothar Wondraczek, Georg Pohnert, Felix H. Schacher, Angela Köhler, Michael Gottschaldt, Ulrich S. Schubert, Kirsten Küsel, Axel A. Brakhage
Artificial Microbial Arenas: Materials for Observing and Manipulating Microbial Consortia
published pages: 1900284, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900284
Advanced Materials 31 2020-01-22
2019 Courtney Calahoo, Jelena Petrovic, Quyen Huyen Le, Ulrike Werner-Zwanziger, Josef Zwanziger, Lothar Wondraczek
Structural Relaxation in Polyanionic Sodium Fluorophosphate Glasses
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-8016, DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00165
Frontiers in Materials 6 2020-01-22
2019 Jiangbo She, Shigeki Sawamura, Lothar Wondraczek
Scratch hardness of rare-earth substituted calcium aluminosilicate glasses
published pages: 100010, ISSN: 2590-1591, DOI: 10.1016/j.nocx.2019.100010
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids: X 1 2020-01-22
2019 Byoungjin So, Jiangbo She, Yicong Ding, Jinsuke Miyake, Taisuke Atsumi, Katsuhisa Tanaka, Lothar Wondraczek
Magnetic properties and photoluminescence of thulium-doped calcium aluminosilicate glasses
published pages: 4348, ISSN: 2159-3930, DOI: 10.1364/ome.9.004348
Optical Materials Express 9/11 2020-01-22
2019 Bruno Poletto Rodrigues, Rene Limbach, Gabriel Buzatto de Souza, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lothar Wondraczek
Correlation Between Ionic Mobility and Plastic Flow Events in NaPO3-NaCl-Na2SO4 Glasses
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-8016, DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00128
Frontiers in Materials 6 2020-01-22
2018 Shigeki Sawamura, René Limbach, Harald Behrens, Lothar Wondraczek
Lateral deformation and defect resistance of compacted silica glass: Quantification of the scratching hardness of brittle glasses
published pages: 503-511, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.11.035
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 481 2020-01-22
2017 Yuko Nakatsuka, Kilian Pollok, Torsten Wieduwilt, Falko Langenhorst, Markus A. Schmidt, Koji Fujita, Shunsuke Murai, Katsuhisa Tanaka, Lothar Wondraczek
Giant Faraday Rotation through Ultrasmall Fe 0 n Clusters in Superparamagnetic FeO-SiO 2 Vitreous Films
published pages: 1600299, ISSN: 2198-3844, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201600299
Advanced Science 4/4 2020-01-22
2018 Lothar Wondraczek, Zhiwen Pan, Theresia Palenta, Andreas Erlebach, Scott T. Misture, Marek Sierka, Matthieu Micoulaut, Uwe Hoppe, Joachim Deubener, G. Neville Greaves
Kinetics of Decelerated Melting
published pages: 1700850, ISSN: 2198-3844, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201700850
Advanced Science 5 2020-01-22
2018 Mariana F. Ando, Omar Benzine, Zhiwen Pan, Jean-Luc Garden, Katrin Wondraczek, Stephan Grimm, Kay Schuster, Lothar Wondraczek
Boson peak, heterogeneity and intermediate-range order in binary SiO2-Al2O3 glasses
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23574-1
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-01-22
2017 W. C. Wang, Q. H. Le, Q. Y. Zhang, L. Wondraczek
Fluoride-sulfophosphate glasses as hosts for broadband optical amplification through transition metal activators
published pages: 7969-7976, ISSN: 2050-7534, DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01853C
J. Mater. Chem. C 5/31 2020-01-22
2017 René Limbach, Stefan Karlsson, Garth Scannell, Renny Mathew, Mattias Edén, Lothar Wondraczek
The effect of TiO 2 on the structure of Na 2 O-CaO-SiO 2 glasses and its implications for thermal and mechanical properties
published pages: 6-18, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.04.013
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 471 2020-01-22
2017 Elham Moayedi, Lothar Wondraczek
Quantitative analysis of scratch-induced microabrasion on silica glass
published pages: 138-144, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.05.003
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 470 2020-01-22
2017 Quyen Huyen Le, Theresia Palenta, Omar Benzine, Kristin Griebenow, Rene Limbach, Efstratios I. Kamitsos, Lothar Wondraczek
Formation, structure and properties of fluoro-sulfo-phosphate poly-anionic glasses
published pages: 58-72, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.09.043
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 477 2020-01-22
2018 Omar Benzine, Sebastian Bruns, Zhiwen Pan, Karsten Durst, Lothar Wondraczek
Local Deformation of Glasses is Mediated by Rigidity Fluctuation on Nanometer Scale
published pages: 1800916, ISSN: 2198-3844, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201800916
Advanced Science 5/10 2020-01-22
2019 Shichun Li, René Limbach, Louis Longley, Amir A. Shirzadi, John C. Walmsley, Duncan N. Johnstone, Paul A. Midgley, Lothar Wondraczek, Thomas D. Bennett
Mechanical Properties and Processing Techniques of Bulk Metal–Organic Framework Glasses
published pages: 1027-1034, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11357
Journal of the American Chemical Society 141/2 2020-01-22
2019 Bruno P. Rodrigues, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lothar Wondraczek
Decoupling mobility and charge carrier concentration in AgR-AgPO3 glasses (R = Cl, Br, I)
published pages: 99-104, ISSN: 0167-2738, DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2019.02.009
Solid State Ionics 334 2020-01-22
2018 Shigeki Sawamura, Lothar Wondraczek
Scratch hardness of glass
published pages: , ISSN: 2475-9953, DOI: 10.1103/physrevmaterials.2.092601
Physical Review Materials 2/9 2020-01-22
2018 Elham Moayedi, Shigeki Sawamura, Jana Hennig, Enrico Gnecco, Lothar Wondraczek
Relaxation of scratch-induced surface deformation in silicate glasses: Role of densification and shear flow in lateral indentation experiments
published pages: 382-387, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.08.032
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 500 2020-01-22
2018 Bruno P. Rodrigues, Sabyasachi Sen, Lothar Wondraczek
Pressure-induced chemical reordering in supercooled polyionic sulfophosphate liquids
published pages: 95-100, ISSN: 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.07.019
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 499 2020-01-22

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