1st Meeting at FFAG4 workshop in Shiga (Japan) on November 5th, 2007

In occasion of the 4th Workshop of Fracture and Flow of Advanced Glasses in Shiga, joining the leading experts in fracture of glass, an open discussion was set on the future developments of TC09. The attending people were : M. Ciccotti, S. Wiederhorn, M. Tomozawa, T. Rouxel, D. Green, A. Cormack, G. Soraré, T. Suratwala, R. Hand, S. Yoshida, and P. Kolluru. Interesting debates were started concerning :

  1. what the ’stress-corrosion’ mechanisms are exactly,
  2. how to model jointly the different mechanisms acting at the nanoscale,
  3. what can be the contribution of molecular dynamic simulation and how to interpret it properly,
  4. since most techniques of nanometric investigation are located at the surface of glass samples, what is exactly the nature of the first tens nanometers below the glass surface after different kinds of advanced polishing ?
  5. The debate needs more development before reaching the definition of common deliverables and application for funding. A mailing list was then created in order to keep the debate active in next weeks. In the while, these meeting was at the origin of several point to point collaboration projects.

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