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Surface Modifications for advanced applications

Objective

The SUMA2 Network is designed to collaborate in the field of materials surface modification for advanced applications, and is composed of 3 Universities and 1 research center in Europe (Saarland University and Fraunhofer Institut for Material and Beam technology (GER), National Politecnical Institute of Lorraine (FRA) and Linköping University (SWE)), and 5 Universities in Latinamerica (Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (ARG), Potificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CHI), Universidade de Caxias do Sul (BRA)).
The purpose of this multidisciplinary network is to combine different areas of expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering towards the development of optimized surfaces for different applications, such as: gas sensors, transparent p-n junctions, organic solar cells, electrochemical electrodes and wear resistant and anticorrosive surfaces.
To achieve this goal different processing techniques will be applied and combined, like plasma-based deposition techniques, plasma-assisted thermochemical diffusion treatments, and laser patterning. This will be complemented with excellent characterization facilities including FIB/SEM, high resolution TEM, and atom probe tomography. Moreover, specially designed facilities for property testing (electrical, mechanical, sensing) are available. 54 exchanges with the participation of 41 scientists with different levels of experience (from PhD students to professors) will be carried out within the project. The total cost of the project is 184.800 €. Three workshops will be organized in order to exchange experience among the partners, to enhance knowledge transfer as well as to discuss further common activities.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Administrative Contact
Flavio Soldera (Dr.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denis Fix (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 44 100
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Göran Hansson (Mr.)