"Glasses and stability Excellence Network"
Funding: Spanish Ministry of Innovation and competitiveness (National programme for the promotion of excellence in scientific and technical research) (MAT2014-57866-REDT)
Partners: Nanomaterials and Microdevices group from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Coordinator), Characterization of Materials group from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Polymer and Soft Materials group from Joint Centre University of the Basque Country University and the Spanish National Research Council, Laboratory of Low temperatures of the Autonomous University of Madrid, Brillouin Spectroscopy Laboratory of the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid and IMDEA Materials Institute.
Project period: 2014 – 2016
Principal Investigator: Prof. Javier LLorca (javier.llorca(AT)imdea.org)
The collaborative effort of this network aims at increasing our basic understanding by studying glasses with very low-energy positions in the potential energy landscape. The success of the network will open de development of new applications on stable drugs, organic devices or metallic glasses with higher hardness and corrosion resistance.