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FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT BASED ON ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA PROCESSING FOR 3D NANO STRUCTURED SURFACES

Objective

Outstanding progress has been made in recent years in developing novel structures and applications for direct fabrication of 3D nanosurfaces. However, exploitation is limited by lack of suitable manufacturing technologies. In this project we will develop innovative in-line high throughput technologies based on atmospheric pressure surface and plasma technologies. The two identified approaches to direct 3D nanostructuring are etching for manufacturing of nanostructures tailored for specific applications, and coating. Major impact areas were selected, demonstrating different application fields. Impact Area 1 focuses on structures for solar cell surfaces. Nanostructured surfaces have the potential to improve efficiencies of cells by up to 25% (rel), having dramatic impact on commercial viability. Impact Area 2 focuses on biocidal surface structures. Increasing concerns about infections leading to the conclusion, that only multi-action approaches for control of infection transfer can be effective. We plan to combine such surfaces with 3D nanostructures, which will both immobilise and deactivate pathogenic organisms on surfaces. Impact Area 3 is the direct growth of aligned carbon nanotubes on electrode surfaces. The material is under investigation for use in high load capacitors which are seen as key components for energy storage systems, e.g. for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Impact Area 4 focuses on tailored interfaces to achieve durable adhesion on polymer surfaces by 3D nanostructuring and coating. Target is to reduce energy consumption by introducing lightweight materials. The N2P partners have been chosen to ensure a strong capability to exploit and disseminate the outcomes. Involved end-user industries represent high market value segments: photovoltaics, aeronautics, automotive, steel. The consortium includes 7 technology leading SMEs and 4 multi-national industries, cooperating with 9 institutes for industrial research and a public body from 8 European countries.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/atmospheric pressure
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 396 071,92
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (21)

CVD TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 763 904,35
Address
Cockroft Building, University Of Salford Campus, The Crescent
M5 4WT Salford-manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Darren Schofield (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 200
Address
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Kelly (Ms.)
HELIANTHOS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 850
Address
Velperweg 76
6824 BM Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Freek Welling (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 367 500
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)
SOLARTEC S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 332 599,60
Address
Televizni 2618
75661 Roznov Pod Radhostem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Moravec (Mr.)
ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 194 749
Address
President Jf Kennedylaan 3
9060 Zelzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herby Roeges (Dr.)
REGATRON AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 402 040
Address
Kirchstrasse 11
9400 Rorschach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Sutter (Mr.)
BAUR PRUF- UND MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 163 960
Address
Raiffeisenstrasse 8
6832 Sulz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Armin Hacker (Mr.)
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 182 794
Address
Na Slovance 2
18221 Praha 8
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Vratil (Mr.)
TDL SENSORS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 500
Address
Grafton Street 46
M13 9NT Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Darren Schofield (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 204
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 462 925
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Vangrunderbeek (Dr.)
AFS ENTWICKLUNGS + VERTRIEBS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 280
Address
Von-holzapfel-straße 10
86497 Horgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Wolfgang Arlt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 32 163,40
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christophe Ballif (Prof.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 307 116
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gábor Barlai (Ms.)
REHAU AG+CO
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 647
Address
Rheniumhaus
95111 Rehau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Benker (Ms.)
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 146 222,80
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jindrich Musil (Prof.)
FGW FREITALER GERATE-UND WERKZEUGBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 650
Address
Coschutzer Strasse 88
01705 Freital
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Heinze (Mr.)
Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 937
Address
Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederick (Eric) Bolton (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 040
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 290 645,93
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christophe Ballif (Prof.)