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Induced electrodeposition of nanostructures as nanowires and nanotubes consisting of cobalt-based multilayers for MEMS applications

Induced electrodeposition of nanostructures as nanowires and nanotubes consisting of cobalt-based multilayers for MEMS applications

Objective

Purpose of the project: This project is focused on the synthesis by induced electrodeposition of nanowires and nanotubes as multilayered structures consisting of cobalt alloys with refractory metals like Mo and W. Hereto the superfilling of nanopores present as arrays in anodized aluminium oxide (AAO), will be investigated in-depth. First proofs of principles have been recently achieved by the applicant. The background of the host institution on electrodeposition in micro-pores (e.g. vias used in microelectronics) and its modeling is a most important support to this project. Objectives of research: - To develop at the host institution the scientific insight required for the lab demonstration of the technological feasibility of the novel concept of producing nanostructures (nanotubes, nanopores) with different aspect ratios in AAO by a low cost electrodeposition from environmental-friendly aqueous electrolytes, - To transfer the scientific knowledge to a third country with the objective of nurturing present collaboration and to explore the possibility of further collaboration between researchers and industry inside and outside EU, - To train an experience researcher from a developing country by a European specialist on electrodeposition and tribological testing. Expected research results: - The electrodeposition of cobalt-based homogeneous and multilayered nanotubes and nanowires engulfed in anodized aluminium, and as free-standing products after release from anodized aluminium. - Scientific insight on the role of electrochemical parameters on structural and functional properties of electrodeposited nanotubes and nanowires either engulfed or released from anodized aluminium. - Mapping of the functionality of nanotubes and nanowires made of compositionally modulated layers in view of future applications in MEMs and NEMs technology as wear resistant and/or electro-magnetic materials. .

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 158 600

Administrative Contact

Stijn Delauré (Dr.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 252407

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 158 600

  • EU contribution

    € 158 600

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium