ERC Grant for Jasper van der Gucht

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25 januari 2016
The chair holder of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter Group, prof. dr. ir. Jasper van der Gucht is awarded with 2 million Euro research grant by European Research Council (ERC) to study breaking mechanism of materials especially plastics.
Breaking happens on numerous length scales, from the nanoscale to the macroscopic world. Especially those small scales are not visible to the naked eye. The plan is to observe them with various new methods. There are, for example, molecules that change colour when pressure is placed on them. Others release a flash of light when the connection breaks. The interest is to really look at the fundamental questions.