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High Aspect Ratio Carbon-based Nanocomposites

Objective

"High aspect ratio carbon-based nanoparticles (nanotubes (CNT), nanofibres (CNF), and nanosheets or exfoliated graphite (CNS)) will be introduced into bulk polymers, into polymeric foams and into membranes. It is expected that such nanofillers will tremendously improve and modify the properties of these families of materials, allowing them to reach new markets. However, a common and fundamental problem in polymer-based nanocomposites is the large extent of agglomeration of the nanoparticles due to their high surface to volume ratio. Therefore, techniques to control deagglomeration and possibly further organization of these high aspect ratio nanoparticles in polymeric materials remain a challenge. This project under industrial leadership will therefore aim at mastering, at the nanometric and mesoscale level, the spatial organization of carbon-based nanoparticles (CNP) with various surface functionalities, sizes and shapes having large aspect ratios in bulk, foamed and thin film (membranes) polymers by using industrially viable processes. More precisely, the aim of this proposal consists in generating polymer-based nanocomposites with a percolating nanoparticle structure that is reinforcing the material and imparts it with improved electrical and thermal conductivity at a minimum of nanoparticle loading. To reach such radically improved properties, it is important to take into account that a complete dispersion is not useful and will lead to lower properties. In order to control this CNP organization within the polymer matrix, a large set of techniques will be used. They range from synthetic approaches (""grafting from"", ""grafting to"", ""grafting through"", emulsion polymerization) to (reactive) melt or solution blending processes, and to preparation in supercritical CO2. The aim is to generate new classes of engineering materials for various applications like EMI shielding, antistatic packaging materials and membranes, as well as scaffolds for tissue engineering."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 050 757
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jörg Isemer (Dr.)

Participants (11)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 317 400
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
François Fuseau (Mr.)
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 721 424
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Paras (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 506 714
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU CHIMIE SI PETROCHIMIE ICECHIM
Romania
EU contribution
€ 399 540
Address
Splaiul Independentei 202 Sector 6
060021 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristian Petcu (Dr.)
GMT MEMBRANTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 171
Address
Am Rhein 5
79618 Rheinfelden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Beeskow (Dr.)
BORSIG MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 220
Address
Egellsstrasse 21
13507 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Krummrey (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 588 360
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Huynen (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 690 154
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar García-Ferrer (Ms.)
EMERSON & CUMING MICROWAVE PRODUCTS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 042
Address
Nijverheidsstraat 7A
2260 Westerlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Roy (Mr.)
FUTURE CARBON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 490
Address
Gottlieb-keim-strasse 60
95448 Bayreuth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wulf (Mr.)
PLASTIC OMNIUM ADVANCED INNOVATIONAND RESEARCH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 297 780
Address
Rue De La Fusee 98 100
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Lauwereys (Mr.)