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NOVel, critical materials free, high Anisotropy phases for permanent MAGnets, by design.

Objective

The demand for lower dependency on critical raw materials (CRM) such as rare earths (RE) is not only a European but a global problem that demands immediate action. The purpose of this project is to exploit advanced theoretical and computation methods together with state-of-the-art materials preparation and characterization techniques, to develop the next generation RE-free/lean permanent magnets (PM). The material design will be driven by automated large computational screening of new and novel intermetallic compounds with uniaxial structure in order to achieve high saturation magnetisation, magnetocrystalline anisotropy and Curie temperature. The simulations will be based on a primary screening detecting the mechanisms that give rise to distorted phases and stabilize them, by adding doping atoms as stabilizers. In a further computation on successfully synthetized compounds, micromagnetic calculations will be used in order to design the optimal microstructure for the given phases that will maximise the coercivity needed for a PM. Extensive experimental processing and characterisation of the selected phases will result in a first proof of principle of the feasibility of NOVAMAG PMs. A multidisciplinary team of magnet experts consisting of chemists, material scientists, physicists and engineers from academia, national labs and industry is assembled to undertake a concerted, systematic and innovative study to overcome the problems involved and develop the next generation RE-free/lean PMs. Currently the demand for these PM s is even higher with the emerging markets of hybrid/electric vehicles and wind mill power systems. The proposed project will provide the fundamental innovations and breakthroughs which will have a major impact in re-establishing the Europe as a leader in the science, technology and commercialization of this very important class of materials and help decrease our dependence on China, which will in turn improve the competitiveness of EU manufacturers.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION BCMATERIALS - BASQUE CENTRE FOR MATERIALS, APPLICATIONS AND NANOSTRUCTURES
Address
Barrio Sariena S/n
48940 Leioa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 683 391,25

Participants (14)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 501 062,50
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 470 847,50
Address
Dr Karl Dorrek Strasse 30
3500 Krems
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 497 875
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1-1 Katahira, 2 Chome, Aoba-ku
980 8577 Sendai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 522 218,75
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hullihen Hall 112
19716 Newark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 503 750
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 527 420
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 473 747,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 286 498,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 287,50
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARELEC
France
EU contribution
€ 153 125
Address
Avenue De L'hippodrome
64140 Lons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 371 093,75
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 042,50
Address
Gruner Weg 37
63450 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)