Research and Innovation

The main scientific trend of the Department is the development of compositions and technologies for the production of  the following glassy and ceramic materials:

  • glazes and glassy coatings for different purposes and invoice for buildinghousehold and sanitary technical ceramics;
  • glass materials on the basis of natural raw materials of the Republic of Belarus (diabases, glauconitodes, granitodes, dolomite and others);
  • glass crystalline materials with bioactive properties (biositalls) for dental orthopedy;
  • glass for fibre-optical goods;
  • thermo- stable ceramic materials and coatings;
  • wall and facade ceramics;
  • bio-treatment of clay raw materials;
  • ceramic pigments and dyes;
  • glass crystalline high wear-resistant materials on the basis of industrial and natural raw materials;
  • little lead low melting ceramic fluxes, glasses and solders;
  • nvestigation of mineral and anthropogenic raw materials for its usage in production;
  • chemically resistant ceramic materials and goods;
  • acid and alkali-resistant electrode glasses;
  • low melting glasses for junctions, passivation and sealing devices;
  • nanostructured glass materials for optoelectronic devices and laser systems.

Nowadays great work is carried out on:

  • elaboration of glass composition for light guiding cord and hard shell optical fibre;
  • elaboration of technology for obtaining new nanostructured materials for functional elements of optical electronic and laser devices and systems;
  • development of compositions of ceramic tiles and elaboration of technology for the production of tiles with reduced material capacity for inside lining the walls  with the use of natural and mineral raw materials and anthropogenic waste;
  • integrated study of Belarusian kaolin and technologies for production of ceramic building and refractory materials and goods on their basis;
  • obtaining of ceramic materials and coatings for film heater elements and protection of construction elements of heat engineering installations;
  • investigation of mass and energy transfer processes in exothermic synthesis of complex metal oxide systems and creation of new refractory ceramic materials;
  • development of pigments for protecting paints and varnishes used for covering metals to produce better anti-corrosive properties;
  • analysis of influence of surface-active substances and electrolytes on rheological and physicochemical properties of ceramic masses;
  • modeling of formation and functioning methods of photo catalysts on the basis of nanosystems CeO2 – TiO2 and others.

Material and technical base of the Department

In the department there are allocated the premises, including specialized training laboratories at the courses "Crystallography and mineralogy", "Physical chemistry of refractory nonmetallic and silicate materials", "Chemical technology of ceramics and refractories", "Chemical technology of glass and glass", total area about 300 m2, Laboratory of high-temperature processes - 380 m2.

In addition, there are research laboratories with a total area of ​​110 m2. There is an equipped training class at OJSC Keramin - a branch of the department with an area of ​​54 m2.

Educational and research laboratories are equipped with modern equipment:

• gas furnaces for high-temperature synthesis (up to 1500 oC);

• electric furnaces at a temperature of 1000-1350 ° C (Lithuania, Germany);

• dilatometer electronic (NETZSCH, Germany), dilatometers quartz, jaw crusher BB50 Retsch GmbH (Germany);

• retsch mill (Germany);

• microhardnessMicro-hardnesstester 4011 / 402MVD (Germany);

• spectrophotometer Proscan МС 120 (Russia);

• instruments for measuring the viscosity of BBV-1000 (400-650 oC), PPV-1000 (650-950 oC), RSV-1600 (950-1500 oC);

• the microscopic complex Leica;

• differential scanning calorimeter DSC 404 F3 Pegasus (NETZSCH, Germany);

• a device for measuring the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of LFA 457 MicroFlash (NETZSCH, Germany);

• gradient furnace SP30 / 13 (LAC, Czech Republic);

• presses hydraulic, drying cabinets, gradient furnaces, TC-20 thermostat;

• instruments for measuring thermal conductivity, heat capacity, electrical properties, etc.