The global market for annotates (Nets) was worth?
1.4M in 2000, the potential market in 2007 is predicted to reach? 700M. Currently, there is no proven process to manufacture high quality Nets in bulk quantities. Other recognised barriers to industrial take-up include high NT costs (up to? 500/g) and a lack of feasible and affordable applications. The primary Scientific and Technical objective of DESYGN-IT is to establish Europe as the International Scientific Leader in the Design, Synthesis, Growth and Application of annotates, Nan wires and arrays for industrial technology The project has relevance in applications across several sectors including electronics, mobile applications, diagnosticsand high performance composites. DESYGN-IT involves 14 partners, from 6 countries, with complementary leading edge expertise in annotate, Nan wire and array expertise. 3 of the lead researchers have already spun out high-Tec companies to exploit research outputs. 2 of the 4 high-tech Sees partners are annotate companies. The Technical Programme divides into 4 phases; the 1st is to synthesise a range of Nets and develop processes to scale-up the manufacturing technology. The 2nd phase is to surface engineer the tubes and fill them to form Nan wires. In the 3rd phase NT arrays will be grown in a controlled fashion. The 4th and final phase focuses on the development of devices & materials for demonstration to industry and exploitation. DESYGN-IT will deliver-high quality Nets produced in a clean process for industrial use-Nets with defined diameter, chirality’s and electronic properties for high-tech applications-affordable arrays for device applications-added value products such as high strength materials, sensors to detect bacteria-metallic and semiconductor Nan wires for future Nan electronic applications well placed European investment in DESYGN-IT will lead to substantial international scientific impact and the desired transformation of industry.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
- 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.
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