The research concerns the relationships between production, structure and properties of low-temperature synthesised inorganic polymer glasses. These relationships are studied by physico-chemical analysis techniques. The aim is, by controlling the production of the material, to tune the end properties for obtaining optimum material properties. The main aspect in this study is the reaction mechanism and the reaction kinetics. An important environmental application is the possibility of immobilising toxic metals in IPG. The rheological changes and evolution of mechanical properties during cure will be studied as a function of the different variables of the reaction. The thermal transitions of IPG will be studied. In a last step, the composition of IPG will be altered beyond the current limits, to obtain other properties.
Effective start/end date1/01/9731/12/99

    Flemish discipline codes

  • (Bio)chemical engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Chemical sciences

    Research areas

  • Chemo-rheology, Ceramic materials, Inorganic polymers, Reaction kinetics and reaction mechanism, High-temperature behaviour

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