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Experimental investigation and modelling of nanoscale solid state reactions with high technological impact

Objective

"Competition between phases occurring in solid-state reactions in metallic nanosystems is of critical importance in advanced materials technologies. The present Project focuses on materials already being used or are being considered as candidates for application in advanced joining technologies. The principal goals of application are: (i) to tune interface reactions in nano-structured Ni/Al, Ti/Al and Cu/Sn systems and (ii) to determine the thermodynamic driving forces and activation energies (i.e. the kinetic barriers) for interfacial segregation and grain-boundary wetting in binary alloys (Ag-Cu, Al-Si and Al-Cu). By developing the understanding of basic physical and chemical background of the phenomena the Project will focus on : (i) experimental investigations of dynamic atomic diffusion at nanocrystal facets and variable interfaces at low and high temperatures (in ultrafast laser-induced surface quasi-liquid and liquid layers) in silver nanoparticles and nanowires with reference to the melting process; (ii) analytical modelling and atomistic simulation of interdiffusion processes accompanying intermediate phase formation in nano-film couples; (iii) analytical (mean-field-based) modeling of ordering and Kirkendall voiding in solid-solution and intermetallic phases and (iv) development of modeling of nanoscale structural transformations in solids at different temperatures using ab-initio density functional theory (DFT) methods, atomistic simulation techniques (Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics) and the phase field crystal method.
Apart from the realization of particular research task, the networking between the project participants will aim at integration of the research capacities and creation of a new powerful and very efficient international scientific milieu."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 41 900
Administrative Contact
Rafal Abdank-Kozubski (Prof.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
France
EU contribution
€ 26 600
Address
Rue Thomas Becket 1 Mont Saint Aignan
76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Moguérou (Dr.)
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Erdelyi (Prof.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 94 900
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Janczak (Dr.)