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Nanomaterials via Gas-Phase Synthesis: A Design-Oriented Modelling and Engineering Approach

Objective

The main objective of the NanoDome project is to develop a robust model-based design and engineering toolkit for the detailed prediction of complex nanomaterial structures produced in a commercially-relevant generic bottom-up Gas-Phase (GP) synthesis process, to improve the control of the nanomaterial production and the industrially-scalable GP synthesis process for more accurate final product properties (e.g. particle size, surface area, structure, chemical composition, morphology and functionalization coatings) and provide potential end-users with a validated tool based on scientific principles that enables predictive design of novel nanomaterials and novel GP production routes thereby shortening their development process. This will be pursued by combining computational modelling, software development and systematic validation activities at lab- and industrial-scale in a three-year project. Existing meso-scale nanomaterial GP synthesis modelling approaches (Lagrangian and stochastic) will be extended and integrated with continuum-scale reactor models to provide a fully functional single discrete mesoscopic model for the evolution of the nanoparticle population inside a control volume as a function of time, together with detailed description of nanoparticle composition and internal structure (e.g. core-shell, multi-layer, radially-dependent composition), particle interaction, coagulation and morphology. Industrial and lab-scale validation will focus on a set of target materials of great impact for the EU, using technologies currently at TRL4-6. The work proposed in the NanoDome project addresses the aforementioned challenges by delivering a modelling and analysis tool for the detailed prediction of complex nanomaterial structures formation in a single-step and industrially scalable GP synthesis process, in order to optimize existing processes, shorten the development of new processes and increase the production rates.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 821 295

Participants (5)

COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 747 900,40
Address
Station Road Salisbury House
CB1 2LA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 643 462,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 803,10
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UMICORE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 737 149
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 692 500
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments