Natural glasses have been used by human beings since the earliest time as an archaeological finding. The production of glass and lacquers is as old as human history. Glass is ceramic materials formed from inorganic materials at high temperatures. The feature that distinguishes glass from other ceramics is that after heating it is cooled to a certain temperature so that crystallization does not occur. In other words, glass is an amorphous solid. A material is amorphous if it has no long-range order.
The most common, most useful and most important group in glass formation is oxide glasses formed with oxides. The most important of these are, in order of commercial importance; SiO2, B2O3, P2O5,TeO2 and GeO2. As they can form glass on their own, hundreds or even thousands of glasses with commercial importance and economic value can be obtained by adding other oxides to the composition.
Starting from this point, AYALAB was established in 2011 with the support of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Scientific Research Committee. In this laboratory, glass and glassy materials have been synthesized and studies have been carried out on the electrical, optical, thermal, structural and semiconducting properties of the synthesized glasses.
Current Research Fields are summarized below:
• Synthesis of Amorphous Glasses
• Physical Characterization of Glasses
• Optical Characterization of Glasses
• Structural characterization of glasses (XRD, FTIR, RAMAN, SEM-EDX analysis)
• Thermal Characterization of Glasses
• Radiation Shielding Properties.