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Corrosion protection with perfect atomic layers

Objective

The aim of this project is to develop high density defect-free ultra-thin sealing coatings with excellent barrier properties and improved corrosion resistance. Their successful functioning will be provided by the synergy of the coating “perfect” morphology and its complex structural design, which can be tailored at the nanoscale. The study will be focused on development of novel nanostructured coating systems, such as nanoscale multilayers, mixed and composite coatings. These impermeable sealing layers must be able to block the ion exchange between the substrate material and an aggressive environment, thus offering an efficient protection against corrosion over a long term. The coatings will be deposited by four alternative vapour deposition techniques, Filtered Cathodic Arc Deposition (FCAD), High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS), Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Plasma Enhanced Atomic layer Deposition (PEALD)). These techniques possess a unique advantage offering the deposition of highly conformal and uniform films of high density, free of defects. The technological objective of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of corrosion protection by FCAD, HIPIMS and ALD techniques on an industrial scale. To fulfil this objective, a complete industrial process for the multi-stage surface treatment, including cleaning, pre-treatment, coating deposition, must be defined. All techniques will be evaluated in terms of technical effectiveness, production costs, environmental impact and safety, and the most suitable technique(s) will be selected for further development on a large scale for the applications in some targeted industrial sectors. The applications, tested within this project, concern high precision mechanical parts (bearings), aerospace components (break systems) and gas handling components. The coating application in the decorative and biomedical domains will be assessed.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 985
Administrative Contact
Erich Bergmann (Prof.)

Participants (14)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 294 943
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 234 851
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Kirm (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 285 460
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
M.(Tiny)j.M. Verbruggen (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR EDELMETALLE UND METALLCHEMIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 939
Address
Katharinenstrasse 17
73525 Schwaebisch Gmuend
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roland Pfeifer (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 893
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brice Kerber (Mr.)
MUSZAKI FIZIKAI ES ANYAGTUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 244 658
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vera Somogyi (Ms.)
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 917
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Whitehead (Ms.)
PICOSUN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 376 483
Address
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juhana Kostamo (Mr.)
HAUZER TECHNO COATING B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 184 948
Address
Van Heemskerckweg 22
5928 LL Venlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
J.A.T Van Den Heuvel (Mr.)
DIARC TECHNOLOGY OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 365 970
Address
Olarinluoma 15
02200 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jukka Kolehmainen (Mr.)
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO.KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 222
Address
Industriestrasse 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Tap (Mr.)
SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 53 029
Address
7 Rue General Valerie Andre Inovel Parc Sud
78140 Velizy-villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vvéronique Vanin (Ms.)
LINDE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 308
Address
Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilhelm Bayerl (Mr.)
SCHAEFFLER KG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Ndustriestrasse 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Tap (Mr.)