Theoretical study on the mechanism of formation of silicate oligomers and larger subunits

01 October 2011 → 01 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Product development
  • Engineering and technology
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Other engineering and technology
nanoporous materials molecular modelling zeolite formation
Project description

This research proposal aims in obtaining molecular insight into the formation of silicate oligomers and the aggregation of these oligomers to larger subunits, necessary to design tailored nanoporous materials. Molecular modeling is an ideal tool to study the various aspects of these processes. However, the project can only be succesful if performed in collaboration with the experimental partner (COK-KULeuven).