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RARE EARTH FREE PERMANENT MAGNETS

RARE EARTH FREE PERMANENT MAGNETS

Objective

This proposal aims at developing a new generation of novel materials for high performance permanent magnets (PM) with energy product 60 kJ/m3 <(BH)max < 160 kJ/m3, which do not contain any rare-earths or platinum. To achieve this objective two strategies will be used: a) exploitation of shape anisotropy of high magnetic moment materials produced in the form of high-aspect-ratio (>5) nanostructures by environmentally friendly synthesis methods and b) using high-throughput (HT) thin film synthesis and characterization techniques to identify new PM candidate phases. The first strategy, through the control of the nanostructure will lead to a factor of 4 increase of the coercivity (over conventional Alnico) . The second strategy will use (HT) methods to screen hundreds of possible compositions and synthesis conditions. Investigations will focus on promising candidate materials of the type {Fe-Co}-X-Y (X = other 3d or 4d metals and Y= B,C,P or N) and Heusler alloys of the type X2YZ (where X is usually Fe, Co, Ni, Cu; Y other transition metals, most often Mn; and Z a group-B element (Al, Ga, Ge, Sn...). High Ms materials that can be stabilized in tetragonal or hexagonal structures by epitaxial growth on selected substrates are the goal with magnetic anisotropies in excess of 107 ergs/cm3.This range covers a wide field of applications and represents a sizeable market fraction of over 100 M€. All research will be performed taking into consideration the critical issues of toxicology and sustainability of the full life cycle of the materials from production to recycling. The consortium will generate breakthroughs to re-establish the EU as a leader in the science, technology and commercialization of this very important class of materials with a wide range of applications, helping to decrease our dependence on raw materials from abroad providing a positive socioeconomic impact and increased employability of young European scientists.
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Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Address

End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 701 226,85

Administrative Contact

Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 306 800

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 312 486

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE INSAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 432 350

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 355 240

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 472 304

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 382 742,75

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 261 250

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 224 000

MAGNETFABRIK BONN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 54 200

WITTENSTEIN CYBER MOTOR GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 77 550

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

United States

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 261 250,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280670

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 186 668,73

  • EU contribution

    € 3 841 400

Coordinated by:

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece