“NanoCom-Network” is composed by 2 Universities in Europe (Universität des Saarlandes,
Germany; and Technische Universität Wien, Austria), 1 Research Center (Helmholtz Zentrum
Berlin, Germany) and 4 Institutions in Latinamerica (Centro Atómico Bariloche and Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina, Universidade de Sao Pualo, Universidad de Concepción, Chile) who will cooperate in the Advanced Processing and Characterisation of Micro and Nano Composites.
The purpose of the network is to combine the different thematic specialties of different experts in the multidisciplinary field of materials science in order to design new composite materials with superior properties and performance. To achieve this goal it is necessary to develop in parallel new characterization techniques, especially for the 3D imaging and analysis of the material architecture. Techniques like Focused Ion Beam Tomography, x-Ray (including synchrotron) tomography and Atome Probe Tomography will be applied and further developed for the study of composite materials. In particular, Nickel reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes for electrical applications, Al-based Metal Matrix Composites for structural applications and Nanocomposites with nanostructured coatings for application in manufacturing technologies will be studied. 39 exchanges with the participation of 28 scientists with different level of experience (from PhD students till professors) will be carried out within the project. There is a particular good balance of experience levels among the participant universities as well as a balanced distribution of exchanges among the partners. The total amount of the project is 99.000 €. Two workshops will be organized in order to exchange experience among the partners, to enhance the transfer of knowledge as well as to discuss further common activities.
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