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Growth of large gapo4 single crystals and their use for special sensor applications

Objective

Gallium Phosphate (GaPO4) is a new piezoelectric crystal material which is superior to quartz for the most ambitious applications, like sensors for high temperature applications up to 970°C, high precision clocks in cardiac pacemakers or telecommunication base stations, high efficiency filters for mobile telephones, and highly sensitive biosensors for medical or nanotechnical applications. The main objectives are methods for the growth of wafers of these outstanding crystals usable for micromechanical fabrication techniques. The basic techniques for the chemical machining and modeling of micro devices based on GaPO4 should be investigated and demonstrated on nanobalance affinity biosensors. New methods for continuous emission monitoring and rheometry for process control should demonstrate the high technological potential of this functional material.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH
Address
48,Kleiststrasse 48
8020 Graz
Austria

Participants (7)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET DES MICROTECHNIQUES
France
Address
Chemin De L'epitaphe 26
25000 Besancon
FLUCON FLUID CONTROL GMBH
Germany
Address
6,Burgstaetter Strasse 6
38678 Clausthal-zellerfeld
FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO
Spain
Address
Leonardo Da Vinci 13, Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Mayor - Alava
INSTITUT FUER AUTOMATION UND KOMMUNIKATION E.V.
Germany
Address
Steinfelderstrasse 3
39179 Barleben
PIEZOCRYST GESELLSCHAFT FUER PIEZOELEKTRISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN MBH
Austria
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon Umr 5617
34095 Montpellier
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
75/77,Via Gino Capponi 9
50121 Firenze