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Effects of confinement on inhomogeneous systems

Objective

The objective of the project is determination of universal features and specific properties of various systems spontaneously ordering into spatially inhomogeneous structures (mobile ions in solids, ionic liquid mixtures, soft-matter and biological systems), with special focus on effects of confinement. There is striking similarity between properties of the above systems despite different interactions and length scales of inhomogeneities. The fundamental relation between structural inhomogeneities and mechanical and thermodynamic properties is not fully understood because the exchange of knowledge between the solid-state, liquid-matter, soft-matter and biophysical communities is limited. Theoretical and simulation approaches developed by 3 EU MS + 1 AC + 2 TC groups are closely connected or complementary. We use mean-field, liquid-matter, DFT, integral equations, field and collective-variables theories, molecular simulation approaches, and experimental methods of electrochemistry. We will share our experience in constructing/modifying, solving and verifying experimentally models for different complex systems. The new results and theoretical approaches will help in future studies of various inhomogeneous systems. The first work package concerns systems spontaneously forming ordered patterns, from thin films on solid surfaces through particles on interfaces to biological membranes and arid ecosystems. The pattern formation can be exploited in innovative technology. In the second work package we will investigate ionic liquids/ionic-liquid mixtures, especially near charged surfaces and in porous media, and mobile ions in intercalation compounds. Mobile ions and ionic liquids in porous electrodes are potentially important in innovative electrochemistry. EU/TC knowledge transfer will be by joint theoretical, simulation and experimental studies. Open workshops will be organized. Long term visits of young researchers and joint supervision of PhD students are planned.

Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII FIZYCZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Net EU contribution
€ 243 000,00
Address
Kasprzaka 44/52
01224 Warszawa
Poland

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 175 500,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
11 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
75231 Paris Cedex 05

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE FOR CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle 7 776
1900 La Plata

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 166 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BELORUSSKIY GOSUDARSTVENNIY TEHNOLOGICHESKIY UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Belarus
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ul Sverdlova 13 A
220006 Minsk

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 315 000,00