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Shape-engineered TiO2 nanoparticles for metrology of functional properties: setting design rules from material synthesis to nanostructured devices

Objective

According to European Commission [EC, COM (2012) 572, 3.10.2012] important challenges at European level are related to the establishment of validated method and instrumentation for detection, characterization and analysis of nanoparticles.
In the framework of the SETNanometro project, the use of various measurement techniques for the determination of the NPs properties will allow to move from the currently used “trial and error” approach toward the development of well defined and controlled protocols for the production of TiO2 NPs. A particular care will be devoted to the establishment of correct metrological traceability chain in order to ensure the reliability of the results.
The lack of international measurement standards for calibration is an aspect of particular relevance in nanotechnologies as it is difficult to select a universal calibration artefact to achieve repeatability at nanoscale. The materials produced according to such procedures, will be hence sufficiently characterised and homogeneous in their properties to become candidate Certified Reference Materials to be used in various applications where the lack of metrological traceability is encountered.

The project results are expected to lead to fundamental impacts on the following areas:
Environment: the increased knowledge of TiO2 NPs will improve the photocatalytic properties for the treatment of pollutants in air and water
Energy: the better knowledge of dimension and electronic structure of TiO2 will allow to improve the traceability of DSSC measurements.
Health: the engineering of topographic and surface composition of TiO2 nanostructured coatings of orthopaedic and dental prostheses will support the design of rules for the production of devices exhibiting otpimized interfacial properties for a better and quicker integration of the implants in the hosting bone tissues.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
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Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Italy
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€ 537 633
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Alberto Silvestri (Mr.)

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DANSK FUNDAMENTAL METROLOGI
Denmark
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€ 333 908
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Matematiktorvet 307
2800 Kongens - Lyngby
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Kai Dirscherl (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
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€ 459 440
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Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
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Research Organisations
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Eva-Maria Müller
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 114 327
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Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
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Other
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Michael Schmitt (Dr.)
R&D CONSULTANTA SI SERVICII SRL
Romania
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€ 71 250
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Strada Maria Ghiculeasa 45
023761 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Ioan Dan (Mr.)
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
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€ 277 991
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Chemin De L'ouriette 129
1170 Aubonne
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Toby Meyer (Dr.)
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
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€ 270 239
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Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Marta Pérez (Dr.)
UAB MODERNIOS E-TECHNOLOGIJOS
Lithuania
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€ 136 998
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Vismaliuku G 34
10423 Vilnius
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Daiva Ulbikiene (Mrs.)
METEC INNOVATION CONSULTING SRL
Italy
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€ 182 000
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 96
10121 Torino
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Franco Rabezzana (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 369 200
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Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
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Gianmario Martra (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
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€ 318 619
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Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
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Anais Desclos (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
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€ 306 213
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King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
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Iain Gibson (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 146 694
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Sten Tougaard Nielsen (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
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€ 113 775
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Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
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Lars Pleth Nielsen (Dr.)
INSTITUT FUR UMWELTMEDIZINISCHE FORSCHUNG AN DER HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAT DUSSELDORF GMBH
Germany
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€ 296 889
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Auf M Hennekamp 50
40225 Duesseldorf
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Roel Schins (Dr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
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€ 414 286
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Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
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Patricia Martin Bao (Mrs.)