Short description : NAIMO will develop new multifunctional materials that are processed by solution-based additive manufacturing (e.g. direct printing), under quasi-ambient conditions, so that a set of materials can be added onto a wide range of structural substrates, to form a composite material with designed multifunctionality in an environmentally-friendly way. A key outcome of NAIMO will be the set of materials, process and manufacturing capabilities to transform a plastic film substrate into a multifunctional composite (with designed electronic, optical, sensing and magnetic capabilities) by a series of additive manufacturing steps. This solution-based manufacturing approach will enable control of structure on a nanometre scale.
NAIMO will build on the important advances made by the Partners in the use of molecular materials (including conjugated polymers) for low-cost large-area electronic and optical applications. Major impacts : 1) NAIMO will create the scientific and technological foundations and the societal environment needed to create a new industry of thin-film multifunctional materials. 2) The NAIMO research program is anticipated to lead to major fundamental advances in materials design, synthesis, process techniques and manufacturing tools. 3) Besides improving the competitiveness of European industry, NAIMO will also contribute to the development of new products, such as organic electronic integrated circuits and displays, sensors, flexible solar cells, and magnetic structures that will directly benefits to the health, welfare, security and environment of the European citizens.
Fields of science
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project