INTERNEWProject reference: 612570
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Innovative interfaces for energy-related applications
Total cost:EUR 474 600
EU contribution:EUR 474 600
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSESSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)
"In this project we propose the development and investigation of a new class of composite nanomaterials for specific energy-related applications. In fact, in most cutting edge applications related to energy harnessing, harvesting and storage, nanomaterials are playing mayor role in enhancing and optimizing device performances, while maintaining affordable production costs for their effective exploitation.
Production of nanomaterials by design allows possibility of fine tuning the morphological and structural properties of complex structures, which result in new and/or modified functionalities at the nanoscale and at the macro scale, as a consequence. Critical role in determining such new properties is played by the interfaces among different nanomaterials, which regulate most of the physical and chemical characteristics of the new materials, like electronic band structure, optical properties, electron transport properties, etc.
As a few examples, Lithium ion intercalation in Li-ion batteries, electron transport in excitonic solar cells, and charge injection phenomena in photoelectrochemical systems are mostly regulated by the status of the interface at the nanoscale of suitably prepared nanomaterials addressing specific tasks like, for instance, regulating physical and/or chemical sorption, intercalation, and electrochemical reactions, inhibiting charge recombination through charge screening during electron transport, fastening exciton dissociation and charge injection from visible light absorbers (being either organic dyes and metal-organic dyes or inorganic quantum dots).
For this reason accurate and complete characterization of hetero-interfaces is a major issue for the development of advanced materials for energy applications.
The Consortium is composed of highly qualified Research and Academic centers involved in the development and characterization of advanced nanomaterials."
EU contribution: EUR 163 800
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
EU contribution: EUR 48 300
RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
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EU contribution: EUR 58 800
CALLE PEDRO CERBUNA 12
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EU contribution: EUR 94 500
UNTER DEN LINDEN 6
EU contribution: EUR 109 200
AVENIDA VICENT SOS BAYNAT S/N
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