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MERGING ATOMISTIC AND CONTINUUM ANALYSIS OF NANOMETER LENGTH-SCALE METAL-OXIDE SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY AND CATALYSIS APPLICATIONS

Objective

The stability of thin films in contact with different materials is a critical issue for a wide range of modern devices, including high-k films in the microelectronics industry, metal electrodes for fuel cells, and nanometer sized particles on oxides for catalysis. Some groups are working on thermodynamic analysis of thin film stability, who correlate relative interface energies with dopant adsorption. While this provides important thermodynamic parameters which can be used to evaluate the stability of thin films, information on the detailed atomistic structure and chemistry of the same interfaces needs to be correlated with the thermodynamic approach. Other groups use advanced characterization approaches to determine local atomistic structure and chemistry, and theoretical groups explore interface structure and energy through computational methods. It is the goal of this project to bridge between these working groups. This project will establish an environment to promote communication and collaboration between groups using thermodynamic approaches with groups studying the atomistic structure of interfaces, since bridging this particular scientific gap has the potential to result in new design criteria for advanced material systems. The project is based on a core group of European, and International partners, who have realized that such a form of communication is critical to advancing the field of interface science and interface based technology. The partners will establish structured programs for discussion via focused public workshops and summer schools, and via scientific exchange. While the core group of partners is academic, European industry will be involved in the structured discussions. The expected impact from this four-year project is methods to correlate between thermodynamic analyses of interfaces with atomistic structure. This will provide new approaches to understanding interface stability, adhesion and interface dependent functional properties.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/microelectronics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-CSA-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 255 088
Administrative Contact
David Shem-Tov (Mr.)

Participants (15)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 150 483
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Saint-Cricq (Ms.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 394
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Scheu (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 157
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carsten Tillmann (Dr.)
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 139 796
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Stoll (Ms.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 157
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
EU contribution
€ 46 732
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yuichi Ikuhara (Prof.)
SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 34 828
Address
Universite Caddesi N 27, Orta Mahalle
34956 Tuzla Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nilay Papila (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 32 582
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 32 474
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 444
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
United States
EU contribution
€ 46 732
Address
Whitney Road Extension - Unit 1133 438
06269 Storrs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Barbato (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 61 686
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 306
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Manfred Rühle (Prof.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
India
EU contribution
€ 50 477
Address
Cross Malleshwaram 18
560012 Bangalore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vikram Jayaram (Prof.)
FACULDADES CATOLICAS ASSOCIACAO SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 50 477
Address
Rua Marques De Sao Vicente 225
22453-900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulo Cesar Duque Estrada (Prof.)