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Plasma Enabled and Graphene Allowed Synthesis of Unique nano Structures

Objective

"PEGASUS ultimate goal is to create a highly efficient, catalyst/harmful-free novel plasma method along with a proof-of-concept PEGASUS device for a large-scale N-graphene direct synthesis, as well as N-graphene/MnO2/Fe2O3/SnO2 composites and unique vertical N-graphene arrays grown on metal substrates, via breakthrough research on plasma-enabled singular assembly pathways. By doing so, a disruptive and highly competitive alternative to conventional lengthy/multistep routes will emerge, based on the mastering of plasma exclusive mechanisms to control the amount and localization of energy and matter at atomic scales, spurring a new European manufacturing/processing platform. The envisioned path will prompt and build on ground-breaking developments in the underlying physics, with the resulting processes embodying invaluable economic/social impact potential. PEGASUS framework is uniquely positioned to succeed and raise the Europe competitiveness in the strategic nano synthesis domain via the promotion of plasma methods as a Key Enabling Technology for highly controllable and ""green"" assembly of atom-thick hybrid nanostructures and by replacing long existing materials with new cost-effective, higher performance ones. The synergy between plasma physics and mechanical, electrochemical and hi-tech engineering expertise will be the driving force boosting the innovative approach pursued by this project, spanning from fundamental knowledge to appliance prospects. Internationally recognized scientists will contribute to this interdisciplinary project, triggering the commercialization of novel materials and delivering proof-of-concept PEGASUS and supercapacitor devices. With a science-devoted team lead by a female coordinator, PEGASUS contribution ambitions go beyond the scientific scope, helping to bridge economical/social gaps in tune with the EU ambitions."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/plasma physics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/atmospheric pressure
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 466 546,25

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 369 417,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 637 062,50
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 446 250
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHARGE2C-NEWCAP LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 625 000
Address
Avenida Jose Francisco Guerreiro Paia Park Armazem A2.12
1675 078 Odivelas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)