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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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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)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 306 800
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josef Fidler (Prof.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 312 486
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Bill (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 432 350
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raphael Rossel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 240
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Ms.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 472 304
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Ludwig (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 382 742,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 250
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Benz (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 224 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
MAGNETFABRIK BONN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 54 200
Address
Dorotheenstrasse 215
53119 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Groenefeld (Dr.)
WITTENSTEIN CYBER MOTOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 550
Address
Walter Wittenstein Strasse 1
97999 Igersheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Konstas (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
United States
Address
Hullihen Hall 112
19716 Newark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Hadjipanayis (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 250,40
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oliver Gutfleisch (Prof.)