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Creating and disseminating novel nanomechanical characterisation techniques and standards

Objective

Our project aims to gather, improve, catalogue and present characterisation techniques, methods and equipment for nanomechanical testing. European-wide activities coordinated by a new virtual centre will improve existing nanoindentation metrology to reveal structure-properties relationship at the nano-scale. These methods are the only tools to characterise nanocomposite, nanolayer and interface mechanical behaviours in the nanometre range. This work will also lay down a solid base for subsequent efforts for defining and preparing new standards to support measurement technology in the field of nanomaterials characterisation. Steps include development of the classical and the dynamic nanoindentation method and its application to new fields, application of modified nano-indenters to new fields as scratching and wear measurement, firm and uniform determination of instrumental parameters and defining new standard samples for the new applications. The virtual centre will disseminate information based on a new “Nanocharacterisation database” built on two definite levels: on a broader level partners will inventory and process all novel nanocharacterisation techniques and, in narrower terms, they will concentrate on nanomechanical characterisation. This will be achieved through the synchronisation of efforts set around a core of round robins but the database will include data of other channels as parallel research work and literature recherché. Core activities comprise detailed dissemination activities. Indirect connections to the stakeholders by a webpage with a build-in interactive database will be complemented by direct events such as participation in workshops (oral and poster presentations), and regular technical reports in international journals. Activities above will lead to detailed descriptions of novel characterisation techniques. The development and definition of new standards and good practices will support design of intrinsically safe nanomaterials for wide industrial applications.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 101 058
Administrative Contact
Gabor Barlai (Mr.)

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 500
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Spigarelli (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 29 500
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Halina Jozwicka (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 39 500
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie-Paule Delplancke (Prof.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 39 500
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roman Nowak (Prof.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 500
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sally Puzey (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 29 500
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Garcia-Ferrer (Ms.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MISIS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 29 500
Address
Leninsky Prospect 4
119049 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Morozova (Ms.)
V.N. BAKUL INSTITUTE FOR SUPERHARD MATERIALS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 29 500
Address
2, Avtozavodskaya Str.
04074 Kiev
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergey Dub (Dr.)
CSM INSTRUMENTS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 15 500
Address
Rue De La Gare 4
2034 Peseux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Davin (Mr.)
MICRO MATERIALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 500
Address
Yale Business Village Willow House
LL13 7YL Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Beake (Dr.)
VIRTUAL INSTITUTE ON NANO-FILMS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Boulevard D'avroy 280
4000 Liege
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederic Mirabella (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 500
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernd Malkewitz (Mr.)
ASMEC ADVANCED SURFACE MECHANICS GMBH*
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 500
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 45
01454 Radeberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Chudoba (Dr.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 15 500
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)