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Innovative Optical/Quasioptical Technologies and Nano Engineering of Anisotropic Materials for Creating Active Cells with Substantially Improved Energy Efficiency

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 778156

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 692 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 692 000

Coordinated by:

LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Ukraine

Objective

The principal goal of the project is to combine research expertise in optics, crystallography and material science with efforts in material engineering to go beyond state-of-the-art in the development of highly efficient energy saving optical cells based on electro-, acousto- and nonlinear optical effects and designed to operate in optical and quasi-optical (sub-THz) ranges.
The idea of the project arises from recent advances in nano engineering combined with our technology for optimization of effects in anisotropic materials. We aim to benefit from enhanced anisotropic features, considering both materials with natural anisotropy and those with created and/or tailored anisotropy. Background will be developed by calculating parametric effects tensors for selected crystalline materials. Then, two routes to create samples characterized by the highest figures of merit will be implemented. 3D anisotropy analysis approach will be used for finding global extremes of effects under study and will provide technical information needed to manufacture novel nanocomposites with tailored anisotropy. Nanoengineering approach will be based on growing of nanocrystallites along preferable directions and incorporating them into porous host medium. It is expected to achieve considerable improvements of the operating energy characteristics for bulk and nanocomposite materials.
It is planned to reach the proof of concept stage for the optical cells with improved performance and compare their characteristics to those, available on the market. Measures will be undertaken for developing the concept into innovative products. The research will be linked to the large-scale training program for the Seconded Staff Members with specific individual objectives. Based on synergies between all participating organizations and networking activities we expect to increase Europe's attractiveness and competitiveness as leading destination for R&I, particularly in optic/nanoengineering research niche.

Coordinator

LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Address

St. Bandery 12
79013 Lviv

Ukraine

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

Participants (8)

SMARTMEMBRANES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

POLITECHNIKA CZESTOCHOWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 256 500

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COMPANY ELECTRON-CARAT BRANCH OF PRIVATE JOINT STOCK COMPANY CONCERN-ELECTRON

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 261 000

UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 157 500

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 139 500

PRIVATE ENTERPRISE SOFTPARTNERS

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

ENERGIA OZE SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 184 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 778156

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 692 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 692 000

Coordinated by:

LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Ukraine