THE 6th WORKSHOP FOR NEW RESEARCHERS IN GLASS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Glass Formation, Structure, and Properties & the Technology of Glass Melting

MONTPELLIER (France), 7th-11th JULY 2014

This workshop will have two threads, with just days 1 & 5 in common.

The first thread will overview fundamentals emphasising optical properties. Talks on measurement/simulation methodologies and what they tell us about glass structure will underpin lectures on properties and their structural dependence e.g. optical behaviour, viscosity and ageing, nucleation and crystallisation.

The second thread, running in parallel, will be concerned with fundamentals of glass melting technology, from batch design to glass melting tanks. The key thermodynamic and physical principles that underpin melting behaviour will be explained in the context of efficient operation and areas for future development.

The lecturers will be world experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that will help you to develop your understanding by applying what your knowledge to specific issues.

Organization

Prof J M Parker
University of Sheffield, UK

Prof B Hehlen
Université Montpelier, France

Prof R Beerkens
GlassTrend&CelSian, The Netherlands

Is this for you ?
If you are a new PhD student, Masters student or have recently started research in the glass industry then the answer is yes.

Pre-registration: Deadline 15 / 04 / 2014
By simple email to: verres2014@mycema.fr
Registration: Deadline 15 / 05/ 2014
Normal fee: 700 €
Reduced fee: 300 € for students and members of academic staff.
The fee includes welcome reception, conference dinner, and 2 coffee breaks and a lunch per day.
Lodging:
220 €, including 5 nights lodging with breakfast in a student residence at the University.
Final date for lodging reservation is 15/05/2014.
A more complete programme will appear in 2-3 months on the ICG web site (www.icglass.org)


Scientific Program

List of lecturers

K Bange (ex Schott AG)
R Beerkens (Celsian)
Marie-Helene Chopinet (St Gobain)
Reinhard Conradt (Aachen)
Laurent Cormier (Paris)
Joachim Deubener (Clausthal)
Alicia Duran (Madrid)
B Hehlen (Montpellier)
A Lankhorst (Celsian)
H Mueller-Simon (DGG-HVG)
E Muijsenberg (Glass Services)
John Parker (Sheffield)
Akira Takada (Japan)
R Vacher (Montpellier)


ICG Summer School: “Education & Training GLASS”

Purpose
Education of young glass scientists & engineers
Contents of course

MONDAY JULY 7th
Glass Science Glass Technology
L1. 08:45 Brief Introduction to the Course and to ICG (JP) Brief Introduction to the Course and to ICG (JP)
L2. 09:00 Key physical properties of Glass Melts and their measurement in the glass industry: viscosity, thermal expansion (M-HC) Key physical properties of Glass Melts and their measurement in the glass industry: viscosity, thermal expansion(M-HC)
L3. 09:45 Glass colour and redox chemistry. Optical absorption and colour coordinates. Very transparent glasses for PV, telecoms (JP) Glass colour and redox chemistry. Optical absorption and colour coordinates. Very transparent glasses for PV, telecoms (JP)
L4. 11.00 Key physical properties of Glass Melts and their measurement in the glass industry: heat conduction and diffusion (M-HC) Key physical properties of Glass Melts and their measurement in the glass industry: heat conduction and diffusion (M-HC)
L5. 11.45 Chemical aspects of structure and structure-property trends. Relationship between structure and properties using thermodynamics (RC) Presentation on Innovation in Glass Industry by R&D manager of Industry (To be decided)
LUNCH
14.00-17.00 Students describe their own research activities (5 slides/minutes per person). Students describe their own research activities (5 slides/minutes per person).
19.00 Evening welcome reception Evening welcome reception

TUESDAY JULY 8th
Glass Science Glass melt & Batch properties
L1 08.30 Neutron and X-ray diffraction. Results for various oxide and non-oxide glasses (LC) Thermodynamics and energy demands for batch-to-melt conversion (RC)
L2 09.15 Atomistic simulations of structure. Reliability, limitations, problem solving (AT) Batch calculations/batch compositions(RC)
L3 10.00 EXAFS. Method and results for a range of glass types (LC) Preparation of batch in the glass industry (RB)
L4 11.00 Chemical durability. Measurement and standards. Physical chemistry and mechanisms of corrosion. Effect of composition. (RC) Redox and sulphur chemistry in glass melts (HM-S)
L5 12.00 Project allocation Project allocation
LUNCH
14.00 Start work on project Start work on project
L6. 16.30 Introduction to Sol Gel synthesis. Chemistry and Physics of process. Resulting properties of material (AD) Redox and sulphur chemistry in glass melts (HM-S)

WEDNESDAY JULY 9th
Crystallisation/phase separation Processes during glass melting
L1. 08.30 Liquid-liquid phase separation. Nucleation and Crystallisation. Nanocrystallisation. Particle coarsening. (JD) Dissolution of sand in glass melting processes (RB)
L2 09.15 Ion exchange. Diffusion profiles, particle growth. Mechanical and optical properties (JP) Gases in Glass melts (RB)
L3 10.00 Glass ceramics: their manufacture and properties. Some key examples of applications (JD) Fining of glass melts - primary and secondary (RB)
L4 11.00 Calculating phase equilibria and chemical activities in melts with exercises (RC) Calculating phase equilibria and chemical activities in melts with exercises (RC)
L5 11.45 Analytical techniques for surface and thin film characterization (KB) Analytical techniques for surface and thin film characterization (KB)
LUNCH
FREE AFTERNOON

THURSDAY JULY 10th
Structure Glass furnaces
L1. 08.30 Key glass properties: applications and current frontiers in research. (RC) Glass furnace designs (EM)
L2 09.15 Vibrations in Glasses: basics of IR absorption and scattering. Scattered light spectroscopies: what they tell us about structure. (BH) Glass furnace operation (EM)
L3 10.00 Atomistic simulations and glass properties (AT) Combustion processes & heat transfer in glass melting processes (AL)
L4 11.00 Inorganic and Hybrid Sols and Suspensions. Structure and Properties (AD) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Modelling for Combustion Space & Glass Melt (AL)
L5 11.45 Surfaces and thin films for future applications (KB) Energy balances of glass furnaces (AL or RB)
LUNCH
14.00 Project workshops Project workshops
16:15 Tutorial on calculating Raman activity (BH) Refractory glass melt interactions (RB)
17.00 Product development in the Glass Industry (KB) Evaporation from melts & emissions (RC)
19.30 Conference Dinner Conference Dinner


FRIDAY JULY 11th
09.00 Student Presentation of projects Student Presentation of projects
12.30 Conference closes with lunch