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Development of a new machinery for nanotubes mass production based on the channel spark ablation technique (NANOSPARK)

Objective

Carbon nanotubes have many unique and extreme physical properties for this reason they will playa key role in the next future of society. Many governments allover the world are investing great resources in nanotechnologies research activities. The reason is the great performances of nanostructured materials and the large variety of applications of these technologies. The objective of this proposal is to realize a new machinery based on a cheap technological procedure, the Channel Spark Ablation (CSA), to produce high quality single walled carbon nanotubes which should yield the same quality as laser ablation, but at much lower costs. The nanotubes produced by this equipment will be used as passive electronic elements into innovative solar cells and dye sensitised solar cells. The major innovation of the proposal IS the idea to adopt an innovative technology to provide single-walled nanotubes at first on the kilogram scale and ultimately on a tonne scale. The.CSA is a system based on the pulsed electron-beam generation from the glow-discharge plasma environment. The applicability of the CSA to nanotubes preparation relies on the high effective temperatures that can be reached at the target surface and on its similarities to Pulsed Laser Ablation. It is clear that the development of sophisticated equipment and its further adjustment required for different materials utilisation can not be tackled by an only company. The contribution of the RTD performers will be essential to avail the indispensable know-how and resources to overcome the theoretical and technical problems and so to get the final positive result. The economical reason of the trans-national cooperation is given by the great industrial interest, allover the Europe, for this new, promising technique for nanotubes mass production. Actually the most important limitation of the nanostructured materials is due to the high production cost mainly due to high energy consumption and low process pro

Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts
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Coordinator

TECNA DI DALLA BELLA LUIGI
Address
Via Novara 6/A
Parma
Italy

Participants (10)

SVT
France
Address
Rue Achille Robelti 19
Viry Chatillon
SINEUROP NANOTECH GMBH
Germany
Address
Kernerstrasse 34
Stuttgart
INGENIERIA E INDUSTRIAS BIOENERGETICAS S.L.
Spain
Address
Medico Villangomez Ferrer Num 7 2 2
Ibiza
KONARKA AUSTRIA FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Gruberstrasse 40-42
Linz
SHANGHAI YANGTZE NANOMATERIALS CO. LTD
China
Address
777 Jiachun Road, Room 505
Shanghai
LABOR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
Roma
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPERFORSCHUNG (DUPLI USE 999009679)
Germany
Address
Heisenbergstrasse 1
Stuttgart
ORGANIC SPINTRONICS SRL
Italy
Address
Via Gobetti, 101
Bologna