Glass is a traditional material in lighting, architecture and the packaging of food and chemicals, but is also a key component in modern technologies such as photovoltaics, solar heating, information technology, microelectronics, medical engineering and fuel cell technology.

The unique nature of glass must be respected in order to handle it reliably and safely. For instance, the use and production of high-performance glassy and glassy-crystalline materials is significantly limited by thermally-induced relaxation processes. In addition to thermo-mechanical, crystallisation and sintering processes, the transport of dissolved gases is also a critical factor.

With its development, adaptation and networking of glass-specific measurement methods, the work of the Glass division contributes to improving the conditions for the reliable use of innovative glassy and glassy-crystalline materials.

Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Müller, Head of Division Glass, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Müller

Head of Division 5.6

Branch Adlershof

Phone +49 30 8104-5610