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DEsign, SYnthesis and Growth of Nanotubes for Industrial Technology

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
2 College Green
Dublin
Ireland

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
Coleraine
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
London
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Belfast
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TOUGHGLASS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
158 Harbour Road
Kilkeel, Co. Down
SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Teic Building, University Of Ulster, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey.
Belfast
NTERA LTD.
Ireland
Address
58 Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park.
Dublin
MO6 B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Aarle Rixtelseweg 14
Helmond
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Raina Blvd. 19
Riga
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
MITTHÖGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Holmgatan 10
Sundsvall