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Design, manufacturing and control of INterfaces in THERMally conductive polymer nanocomposites

Objective

This proposal addresses the design, manufacturing and control of interfaces in thermally conductive polymer/graphene nanocomposites.
In particular, the strong reduction of thermal resistance associated to the contacts between conductive particles in a percolating network throughout the polymer matrix is targeted, to overcome the present bottleneck for heat transfer in nanocomposites.
The project includes the investigation of novel chemical modifications of nanoparticles to behave as thermal bridges between adjacent particles, advanced characterization methods for particle/particle interfaces and controlled processing methods for the preparations of nanocomposites with superior thermal conductivity.
The results of this project will contribute to the fundamental understanding of heat transfer in complex solids, while success in mastering interfacial properties would open the way to a new generation of advanced materials coupling high thermal conductivity with low density, ease of processing, toughness and corrosion resistance.

Call for proposal

ERC-2014-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 404 132

Beneficiaries (1)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 404 132
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments