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Processing of nanostructured materials through metastable transformations

Objective

Metastability is the basic concept deployed by the project to achieve nanocrystalline materials. It deals with the formation of metastable structures through high temperature processing, and their evolution into nanocrystalline materials by suitable thermal treatments at moderate temperatures, giving rise to structures with crystal size in the range 20-50 nm. In the metastability approach the traditional way of obtaining nanocrystalline materials from nanopowders is reversed. While normally the thermal treatment could induce grain growth of the nanocrystals, in this case it is exploited to effectively achieve nanostructures.

Main goal is the definition of a protocol for the correlation Metastability-Nanostructured materials-Properties. The proposed approach is conceived so as to develop metastable structures for a set of systems representative of all the possible classes of nanomaterials:
- Al2O3-TiO2 and ZrO2-Al2O3 for structural ceramics;
- TiC-TiB2 for wear parts;
- Ti-Al2O3 for mechanical components

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino
Italy

Participants (13)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585 (Vicerectorat De Política Científica, Oper)
Barcelona
INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Wroclawska 37A
Krakow
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
Address
College Lane
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
TALLERES MECANICOS COMAS, S.A.
Spain
Address
Avgda. Estació, 54
Blanes
TECNOLOGIA E ENGENHARIA DE MATERIAIS, SA
Portugal
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro
Taveiro - Coimbra
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Address
Via P.c. Boggio 61
Torino
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA INOVAÇÀO
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paço Do Lumiar
Lisboa
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
Darmstadt
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
Address
Via Università 40
Cagliari
UNIVERSITÉ DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT MONTBÉLIARD
France
Address
Site De Sévenans
Belfort