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Innovative Optical/Quasioptical Technologies and Nano Engineering of Anisotropic Materials for Creating Active Cells with Substantially Improved Energy Efficiency

Objective

The principal goal of the project is to combine research expertise in optics, crystallography and material science with efforts in material engineering to go beyond state-of-the-art in the development of highly efficient energy saving optical cells based on electro-, acousto- and nonlinear optical effects and designed to operate in optical and quasi-optical (sub-THz) ranges.
The idea of the project arises from recent advances in nano engineering combined with our technology for optimization of effects in anisotropic materials. We aim to benefit from enhanced anisotropic features, considering both materials with natural anisotropy and those with created and/or tailored anisotropy. Background will be developed by calculating parametric effects tensors for selected crystalline materials. Then, two routes to create samples characterized by the highest figures of merit will be implemented. 3D anisotropy analysis approach will be used for finding global extremes of effects under study and will provide technical information needed to manufacture novel nanocomposites with tailored anisotropy. Nanoengineering approach will be based on growing of nanocrystallites along preferable directions and incorporating them into porous host medium. It is expected to achieve considerable improvements of the operating energy characteristics for bulk and nanocomposite materials.
It is planned to reach the proof of concept stage for the optical cells with improved performance and compare their characteristics to those, available on the market. Measures will be undertaken for developing the concept into innovative products. The research will be linked to the large-scale training program for the Seconded Staff Members with specific individual objectives. Based on synergies between all participating organizations and networking activities we expect to increase Europe's attractiveness and competitiveness as leading destination for R&I, particularly in optic/nanoengineering research niche.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/mineralogy/crystallography
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

NACIONALNIJ UNIVERSITET LVIVSKA POLITEHNIKA
Address
Stepana Bandery 12
79013 Lviv
Ukraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 270 000

Participants (8)

SMARTMEMBRANES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Heinrich Damerow Strasse 4
06120 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA CZESTOCHOWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 256 500
Address
Ul. Dabrowskiego 69
42 201 Czestochowa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COMPANY ELECTRON-CARAT BRANCH OF PRIVATE JOINT STOCK COMPANY CONCERN-ELECTRON
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Stryjska Str. 202
79031 Lviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS
France
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Rue De Rennes 40
49035 Angers Cedex 01
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE SOFTPARTNERS
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Y. Konovaltsja Street, Building 97, Apartment 23
79057 Lviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIA OZE SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Czestochowska 7
42-274 Konopiska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)