Oxide glasses are disordered molecular structures and typically show poor intrinsic ductility. As a consequence, these materials are brittle. Although it is possible to toughen glasses using additives or heat-treatment methods, their resistance to crack formation and propagation remains very low. To address this long-standing challenge, one strategy is to look at the molecular design of the glass and to tune its composition. By enabling the formation of weak ionic bonds, it has been possible to develop glass compositions that exhibit high crack resistance through the plasticity of their molecular network.

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October 10th, 2015

Sub-critical crack growth in silicate glasses: Role of network topology

Smedskjaer, Morten and Mathieu Bauchy. 2015. "Sub-critical crack growth in silicate glasses: Role of network topology." Applied Physics Letters, 107 [...]
October 10th, 2015

Polymorphism and Its Implications on Structure-Property Correlation in Calcium-Silicate-Hydrates

Oey, Tandré, Cynthia Huang, Ryan Worley, Sarah Ho, Jason Timmons, Ka Lam Chaung, Aditya Kumar, Mathieu Bauchy, and Gaurav Sant. [...]
October 10th, 2015

Kinetic simulations of cement creep: mechanisms from shear deformations of glasses

Masoero, E, M Bauchy, E Del Gado, H Manzano, R Pellenq, F Ulm, and S Yip. 2015. "Kinetic simulations of [...]
October 10th, 2015

Creep of Bulk C-S-H: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Bauchy, M, E Masoero, F Ulm, and R Pellenq. 2015. "Creep of Bulk C-S-H: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations." Paper [...]
October 10th, 2015

C-S-H across Length Scales: From Nano to Micron

Qomi, MJA, E Masoero, M Bauchy, F Ulm, E Del Gado, and R Pellenq. 2015. "C-S-H across Length Scales: From [...]
October 10th, 2015

Nature of radiation-induced defects in quartz

Wang, Bu, Yingtian Yu, Isabella Pignatelli, Gaurav Sant, and Mathieu Bauchy. 2015. "Nature of radiation-induced defects in quartz." The Journal [...]
October 10th, 2015

The Direct Carbonation of Ca (OH) 2 using Liquid and Supercritical CO2: Implications on Carbon-Neutral Cementation

Vance, Kirk, Gabriel Falzone, Isabella Pignatelli, Mathieu Bauchy, Magdalena Balonis, and Gaurav Sant. 2015. "The Direct Carbonation of Ca (OH) [...]
October 10th, 2015

Cycling through the glass transition: Evidence for reversibility windows and dynamic anomalies

Mantisi, Boris, Mathieu Bauchy, and Matthieu Micoulaut. 2015. "Cycling through the glass transition: Evidence for reversibility windows and dynamic anomalies." [...]
October 10th, 2015

The influence of filler type and surface area on the hydration rates of calcium aluminate cement

Puerta-Falla, Guillermo, Aditya Kumar, Lauren Gomez-Zamorano, Mathieu Bauchy, Narayanan Neithalath, and Gaurav Sant. 2015. "The influence of filler type and [...]
September 25th, 2015

[Media] UCLA scientists confirm: New technique could make cement manufacturing carbon-neutral

The PARISlab has recently been featured into the UCLA Newsroom: Concrete surrounds us in our cities and stretches across […]