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Vitrified Metals Technologies and Applications in Devices and Chemistry

Objective

VitriMetTech aims at educating a group of young researchers to implement methods for cutting edge research on new metallic glasses (e.g. Fe, Mg, Al, Ti-based), also in bulk form, and their amorphous/crystalline composites, for functional, bio-mechanical, chemical and structural micro-part applications. Transfer of results to industrial companies will boost innovation in a part of the Metal sector of the European manufacturing industry.
This interdisciplinary proposal by ten of the best European academic research teams with six private sector companies will both improve the availability of materials and technologies in fields were metallic glasses are already in the production line (e. g. magnetic devices), and open up new fields of application in chemistry (e. g. in catalysis and spectroscopy) and electrical and electronic engineering (e. g. motor components and MEMS).
VitriMetTech comprises five Research Projects which are designed to achieve the following objectives:
1) Soft magnets with low or zero-magnetostriction for use in inductors and toroid-shaped or flat transformers.
2) Highly magnetostrictive alloys to exploit magneto-mechanical coupling for energy harvesting and cantilever devices.
3) Bio-corrodable Mg-based bulk vitrified metals for implants free of toxic elements and with low elastic modulus.
4) Nano-porous metals made from metallic glass precursors for electro- and heterogeneous catalysis, enhanced Raman spectroscopy, flexible electrodes and actuators.
5) Improving the mechanical properties of vitrified metals for the above applications: suppression of shear banding and attain ductility as a function of sample size, composition, and temperature.
The training programme overcomes barriers among traditional disciplines providing top level tuition to 16 fellows (10 ESRs and 6 ERs) on topics spanning from laboratory work for the synthesis and property characterization, to processing and device fabrication, and on a full set of complementary skills.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/medical bioproducts/implants
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 469 450,19
Administrative Contact
Livio Battezzati (Prof.)

Participants (11)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 412 545,43
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alain R. Yavari (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 056,64
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 669,24
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Benz
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 669,24
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 292 315,76
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jf Loeffler (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 217 015,26
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tadeusz Kulik (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 246 268,88
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ga Evangelakis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 268,88
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michaela Schuhmacher (Mrs.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA TEHNICA-IFTRA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 204 926,70
Address
Mangeron Boulevard 47
700050 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicoleta Lupu (Dr.)
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 247 193,54
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Talucci (Ms.)
METALLGIESSEREI BREUCKMANN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 106 400,36
Address
Dieselstrasse 28
42579 Heiligenhaus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andras Bardos (Dr.)