Welcome to Fundamentals of Glass Crystallization and Formation of Transparent Glass-Ceramics

Description:Understanding the nature and kinetics of crystallization remains an active scientific problem, as it both affects the glass-forming ability of molten liquids and the propensity for glasses to partially crystallize and form glass-ceramics. For the planned Ph.D. course, we will discuss the fundamentals of nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids, including both theory, modeling, and experimental studies. We will cover the compositional and structural effects on crystallization kinetics, as elucidated from advanced in situ characterization tools. We will also focus on the formation and structure-property relations of transparent glass ceramics (TGCs). TGCs with minimized scattering loss offer the combined characteristics of both glasses and ceramics, with a wide range of applications from optics to photonics. We discuss the recent advances in both conventional and emerging fabrication methods and review the current and future applications of TGCs. Several distinguished lecturers will be invited to present their recent progress in these fields. The students will read some specified literature and do some assignments from lecturers through group work.

Organizers: Professor Yuanzheng Yue, yy@bio.aau.dk, Professor MSO Morten M. Smedskjær, mos@bio.aau.dk

Lectures: External Speakers

ECTS: 3.0

Time: August 26-28, 2019

Place: Deparment of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU), Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, DK-9220 Aalborg, Denmark

City: Aalborg Denmark

Number of seats: 25 (15 AAU and 10 Non-AAU)

Deadline: August 5th, 2019
Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.