LAPLAS – Glass Plasticity at Room Temperature
Oxide glasses are important for applications ranging from smartphone screens to window panels and they show great promise for modern electronics, including potential uses in optoelectronics, flexible electronics, photovoltaics, single-electron transistors, and battery technologies. These glasses allow for 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, in practical terms inorganic oxide glasses are considered brittle, which has led to the current design paradigm of glass and ceramic materials. We aim to transform the current paradigm by attempting to verify that a bulk oxide glass can deform plastically at room temperature.
CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.