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Integrated piezoelectric devices

Objective

The objectives of the NoE MIND are to increase the level of understanding of all phenomena in piezoelectric materials and structures, and to apply this knowledge to the design of new and improved devices such as sensors, transducers, actuators and motors f or applications ranging from medical diagnostics and therapy to industrial measurements, as well as transportation and products for the citizens. This NoE proposal aims at the creation of a European Institute on piezoelectric materials, structures and devi ces; through durable integration of research teams covering expertise ranging from material synthesis to integrated device development. The scientific objectives will concentrate on miniaturisation and integration of piezoelectric structures (mainly on sil icon), and multifunctional devices such as multiple sensors or intelligent structures, in which the piezoelectric properties are combined with other properties to obtain new or improved devices. This will be made possible through the association of a wide range of scientific competencies (chemistry and process engineering, solid state physics, material characterisation and measurement science, micro-/nano-technology and MEMS, numerical modelling, device design, manufacture and test) all working towards com mon objectives: investigation of phenomena in piezoelectric/ferroelectric materials, optimisation of properties for different applications, and integration of piezoelectric structures in devices. Such expertise is currently disseminated in many groups thro ughout Europe, without common management structures. MIND network will therefore integrate human resources and equipment both scientifically (exchange of personnel, methods, processes) and structurally (information flow, interactive internet resources and forums, meetings, common scientific strategy and organisation, common training degrees). A durable administrative structure is expected to be set up before the end of Year 3 of MIND.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Coordinator

FERROPERM PIEZOCERAMICS A/S
Address
Hejreskovvej 18a
Kvistgaard
Denmark

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Participants (10)

CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA
France
Address
Ecole Centrale, Grande Voie Des Vignes
Chatenay-malabry

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino, 50
Orbassano (To)

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Wharley End
Cranfield

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Epfl-imx-lc (Ecublens)
Lausanne

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INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS OF UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Kengaraga 8
Riga

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JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana

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NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hampton Road
Teddington

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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Muenchen

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UNIVERSITÉ FRANÇOIS-RABELAIS DE TOURS
France
Address
3, Rue Des Tanneurs
Tours

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