Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Gerdes

Wissenschaftliche Leitung


Vortrag
  • Tobias Helling
  • Thorsten Gerdes
MicroBubble – Energetische Optimierung der Herstellung von Microhohlglaskugeln durch direkte Formung aus der SchmelzePoster

In: 7. Tag der Forschung

  • 2020
  • TAZ Spiegelau
  • NACHHALTIG
Vortrag
  • Harald Zimmermann
  • Thorsten Gerdes
Glasproduktion ohne CO2-Emissionen: Eine Utopie?

In: 1. Fachforum Glas

  • 2020
  • TAZ Spiegelau
  • NACHHALTIG
Zeitschriftenartikel
  • Benedikt Scharfe
  • S. Lehmann
  • Thorsten Gerdes
  • D. Brüggemann
Optical and Mechanical Properties of Highly Transparent Glass-Flake Composites, vol. 3, pg. 1-17.

In: Journal of Composites Science

  • 2019

DOI: 10.3390/jcs3040101

In this paper, the dynamic mechanic and optical properties of composites made of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) and Micro Glass Flakes (MGF) with matching refractive indices (RIs) are investigated. The composite is produced by a slurry-based process using additional blade casting and lamination. It can be shown that a high degree of ordering of the MGF in the polymer matrix can be achieved with this method. This ordering, combined with the platelet-like structure of the MGF, leads to very efficient strengthening of the PVB with increasing content of the MGF. By carefully adjusting the RIs of the polymer, it is shown that haze is reduced to below 2%, which has not been achieved with irregular fillers or glass fibers.
  • TAZ Spiegelau
  • Angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
  • NACHHALTIG
Zeitschriftenartikel
  • L. Schwinger
  • S. Lehmann
  • L. Zielbauer
  • Benedikt Scharfe
  • Thorsten Gerdes
Aluminum Coated Micro Glass Spheres to Increase the Infrared Reflectance, vol. 9, pg. 187.

In: Coatings (Special Issue "Current Research in Thin Film Deposition: Applications, Theory, Processing, and Characterisation")

  • 2019

DOI: 10.3390/coatings9030187

The reflective properties of micro glass spheres (MGS) such as Solid Micro Glass Spheres (SMGS, “glass beads”) and Micro Hollow Glass Spheres (MHGS, “glass bubbles”) are utilized in various applications, for example, as retro-reflector for traffic road stripe paints or facade paints. The reflection behavior of the spheres can be further adapted by coating the surfaces of the spheres, e.g., by titanium dioxide or a metallic coating. Such coated spheres can be employed as, e.g., mid infrared (MIR)-reflective additives in wall paints to increase the thermal comfort in rooms. As a result, the demand of heating energy can be reduced. In this paper, the increase of the MIR-reflectance by applying an aluminum coating on MGS is discussed. Aluminum coatings are normally produced via the well-known Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In our work, the Liquid Phase Deposition (LPD) method, as a new, non-vacuum method for aluminum coating on spherical spheres, is investigated as an alternative, scalable, and simple coating process. The LPD-coating is characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and reflection measurements. The results are compared to a reference PVD-coating. It is shown that both sphere types, SMGS and MHGS, can be homogeneously coated with metallic aluminum using the LPD method but the surface morphology plays an important role concerning the reflection properties. With the SMGS, a smooth surface morphology and a reflectance increase to a value of 30% can be obtained. Due to a structured surface morphology, a reflection of only 5% could be achieved with the MHGS. However, post-treatments showed that a further increase is possible.
  • TAZ Spiegelau
  • Angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
  • NACHHALTIG
Vortrag
  • Thorsten Gerdes
  • K. Kyrgyzbayev
  • A. Rosin
  • A. Saberi
  • A. Füller
  • Rolf Rascher
  • Christine Wünsche
Aims for the development of new optical glass materials

In: 1st European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing

  • 2014
  • Angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
Vortrag
  • M. Willert-Porada
  • Thorsten Gerdes
  • A. Rosin
  • A. Saberi
  • A. Füller
  • Rolf Rascher
  • Christine Wünsche
Flexiplant: schmelzebasierte kontinuierliche Herstellung von low TG-Glas-Preformen (mittels Minimeltertechnologie)

In: 87. Glastechnische Tagung

  • 2013
  • Angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen