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Functionalities of Bismuth based nanostructures

Objective

The aim of the present project is to explore the properties and possible applications of bismuth and bismuth based compounds when they are synthesized at the nanometric scale. This approach is motivated by the uncommon but advantageous properties of bismuth which, in part, have been exploited for many years. However, there are many unexplored possibilities and with the advent of nanotechnology new prospectives may be expected.
We believe this approach will lead to new and high-tech applications of bismuth based materials, adding new value to one of the major mining products of Mexico (second most important world production) and boost the related economic benefits which at present are low.
In the project, we have integrated complementary research groups from Mexico and Europe covering interdisciplinary fields. In the thematic work-packages, research groups working on the synthesis of the nanostructured materials will collaborate with others doing the physical-chemical materials characterization and the application development. The materials include Bi, Bi2O3 and Bi2S3 nanostructures, Bismuth metal oxide nanostructured ceramics and thin films, bismuth-based nanocomposites where Bi constitutes the nanoscale inclusion and the matrices varied from ceramics, polymers or glasses, and finally Bi superconductors. Extensive chemical and structural characterization will be required to correlate the synthesis parameters with the physical properties. Finally, the project includes the physical evaluation focused on the optical, electrical, magnetic, ferroelectric, etc. properties, according to the proposed applications. The time scale of the project is sufficient for the preparation of master’s degree students and the initial years of doctorate students. These students will work in a very academic-rich environment and at the same time have contact with the industrial partners in the project, some of which are leaders in the development of Bi-based commercial products.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-EU-Mexico
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
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Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens
France

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veaceslav Grosu (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 311 951,97

Participants (18)

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 177 114,42
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albano Cavaleiro (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 570
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 750
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerold Schneider (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 339,01
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Silvestri (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 280,71
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 042,38
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 285 259,01
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 520
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathias Brust (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 33 075
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jhon Olaya (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carolina Galvan Medina
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
Mexico
Address
Avenida Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508
07360 Mexico

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Administrative Contact
Francisco Espinoza (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA
Mexico
Address
Prolongacion Canal De Miramontes 3855 Col Ex Hacienda De San Juan De Dios Delegacion Tlalpan
14387 Mexico City

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Haro Poniatowski (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES NUCLEARES
Mexico
Address
Carretera Mexico Toluca La Marquesa Km 36.5
52750 Ocoyoacac

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Carlos Longoria Gándara (Dr.)
CENTRO NACIONAL DE METROLOGIA - CENAM
Mexico
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Carretera A Los Cues Km 4.5
76241 Queretaro

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Research Organisations
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Guillermo Villalobos-Castrejón
FARMAQUIMIA SA DE CV
Mexico
Address
Andre Marie Ampere 11
54730 Cuautitlan Izcalli

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edgardo Berea (Mr.)
SADOSA SA DE CV
Mexico
Address
Francisco Novoa 45
07000 Mexico Df

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Santisteban Abad (Mr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN OPTICA A.C.
Mexico
Address
Lomas Del Bosquecol. Lomas Del Campestre 115
37150 Leon Guanajuato

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
De La Rosa-Cruz Elder (Dr.)
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 33 097,50
Address
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Gomez Cordon (Mr.)