A research group, led by Professor Mathieu Bauchy, has used atomic-level computer simulations to suggest a path toward developing stronger, more ductile glass. The study was published in Materials Horizon in February 2021.

About the findings, Professor Bauchy said, “For the first time, we have identified the microscopic origin that governs the brittle-versus-ductile propensity of disordered materials. This knowledge could revolutionize the design of glass that is still transparent, but tough like metal.”

Building on the results of the theoretical study, Bauchy’s research group, along with collaborators from Denmark’s Aalborg University, are now designing new types of glass that are less brittle than existing ones.

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