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Synthesis and Formulation of Nanoparticles for pinning in YBCO coated conductors

Objective

The main research objective is the formulation of new types of multimetaloxide nanocrystals for incorporation as artificial pinning centers in nanocomposite thin films processed using chemical solution deposition. Superconducting coated conductors are chosen as the proof of concept. Innovative chemical deposition methods and the incorporation of preformed and inert multimetaloxide nanocrystals as pinning centres into the superconducting nanocomposite thin film are the innovative aspects compared to ongoing research. A successful realisation of the objectives of this EID proposal will need training of ESRs on different aspects ranging from chemical precursor design, stabilisation of nanocrystals in precursor solutions, continuous deposition of superconducting nanocomposite coatings and optimisation of the superconducting properties in alternating magnetic fields.
The main objective of this programme is, in line with the EID scope, to enhance the career perspectives of early stage researchers (ESRs) by providing the unique opportunity to be exposed to research and training in both an academic as well as an industrial environment. This will be facilitated through the partnership between Ghent University and the industrial partner Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH, bringing together two widely respected research partners, active in the field of inorganic nanomaterials synthesis and coating development for improved superconducting wires for energy applications. The involved partner organisations entered the project for specific added value in terms of industrial scaled synthesis of nanocomposite precursors (hte GmbH: high troughput designs; BASF SE: new formulations and flow chemistry) and Univ. of Turku (physical characterisation).

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 499 776,48

Participants (1)

DEUTSCHE NANOSCHICHT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Heisenbergstrasse 16
53359 Rheinbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

BASF SE
Germany
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HTE AG THE HIGH THROUGHPUT EXPERIMENTATION COMPANY
Germany
Address
Kurpfalzring 104
69123 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments