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Structural ceramic nanocomposites for top-end functional applications

Objective

Many new technological advances are limited by the impossibility to combine high mechanical performances of actually known ceramic materials with critical functional or structural material properties. The objective of this Integrated Project (IP) is to pr ovide and industrialize knowledge-based nanoceramics (<100nm) and nanocomposites (second phases <10 nm) for top-end functional and structural applications that are beyond reach with incremental materials development only. "Nanocomposites" entirely made up ceramic and metallic nanoscale particles or nanoscale phases, denote a broad, new class of engineered materials where unique and otherwise unattainable properties can be revealed. The industrial applications of nanocomposites rely on the successful consolidation of these materials into bulk-sized components while preserving their nanostructures. Traditional consolidation techniques have strong limitations of not being able to retain the nanoscale grain size. The technological objectives and expect ed breakthroughs of IP NANOKER will consist of: New multifunctional materials with hardness, fracture resistance and fracture toughness properties up to 2-3times higher than the best state-of-the-art materials that operate in chemical-physically aggressi ve environments. New multifunctional materials processed into knowledge-based, industrially applicable nanoceramics and nanocomposites with added multifunctionalitv, e.g. biocompatible functions and very long lifetime, optical properties and biocompatibl e functions, tribochemical functions and excellent electrical conductivity, nanocoatings with tribological and barrier functions, etc. The multi-sectorial and cross-cutting approach of this IP is the only mean to assemble the critical mass needed to break through these roadblocks. Industry being at the lead in terms of highly specialised materials development, excellent basic science institutions and users of knowledge join together to form

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
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Calle Serrano, 117
Madrid
Spain

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Participants (27)

AGH - UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Poland
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Al.mickiewicza 30
Cracow

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ASTURSINTER
Spain
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Plaza Alfonso Ii El Casto, 3
Oviedo

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AUDI AG
Germany
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Auto Union Strasse
Ingolstadt

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AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
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Strada Del Drosso 145
Torino

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CERAMICA INDUSTRIAL MONTGATINA S.L.
Spain
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Carretere A E Tiana, 191
Montgat - Barcelona

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COLOROBBIA ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Pietramarina, 53
Sovigliana (Vinci) - Fi

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CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
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Via Benedetto Varchi, 59
Fierenze

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DGTEC SAS
France
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178 Rue De Mayoussard
Moirans

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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Lausanne

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FCT SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
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Gewerbepark 11
Rauenstein

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FUNDACIÓN PARA EL FOMENTO EN ASTURIAS DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA APLICADA Y TECNOLGICA
Spain
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Cabo Noval 11, 1 C
Oviedo

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GRUPO ANTOLIN INGENIERIA, S.A.
Spain
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Carretera Madrid-irun Km. 244,7
Burgos

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES DE LYON
France
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Avenue Albert Einstein 20
Villeurbanne

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ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI
Italy
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Via Di Barbiano 1/10
Bologna

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NOBEL BIOCARE AB
Sweden
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Bohusgatan 15
Gothenburg

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PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.P.A.
Italy
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Viale Castro Pretorio, 116
Rome

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SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPÉEN S.A.S.
France
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Avenue D'alsace 18 Les Miroirs
Courbevoie

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SGL CARBON GMBH
Germany
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Werner-von-siemens-straße 18
Meitingen

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SIRRIS
Belgium
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Diamant Building, Boulevard A. Reyers 80
Bruxelles

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STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
Sweden
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Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm

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TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
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Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere

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TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDERS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
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Avenue Molière 83-85/7
Brussels (Forest)

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THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SA
France
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26 Avenue Jean-françois Champollion
Toulouse

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UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
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Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart

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VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
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Götaverksgatan 10
Gothenburg

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WRIGHT MEDICAL ITALY SRL
Italy
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Via Clemente Prudenzio 14-16
Milan

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XENO MEDICAL LTD
United Kingdom
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Bankside, Churt Road
Hindhead, Surrey

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