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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII FIZYCZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Kasprzaka 44/52
01224 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 243 000

Participants (4)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
11 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
75231 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Svientsitskii Str 1
79011 Lviv
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Address
Calle 7 776
1900 La Plata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BELORUSSKIY GOSUDARSTVENNIY TEHNOLOGICHESKIY UNIVERSITET
Belarus
Address
Ul Sverdlova 13 A
220006 Minsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments