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Antiadhesive Bionic Combs for Handling of Nanofibers

Project description

Tiny combs inspired by spiders could untangle nanofibers and enhance application

Nanofibers are about 100 times smaller in diameter than a human hair. Their minuscule dimensions alone make them difficult to manipulate. Add to that their tendency to 'stick' to other materials and handling them becomes a nightmare, impeding development of the wealth of applications they promise. Nature has endowed a quirky little spider with a row of leg bristles like a miniature comb that the spider uses to comb out the strands of silk it produces. BioCombs4Nanofibers plans to develop a way to mimic this system on a man-made surface. Its careful characterisation could lead to novel nanotools that are anti-adhesive when it comes to nanofibers, opening the door to easier nanofiber processing and a myriad of nanofiber applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 562,50

Participants (5)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 706 962,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 516 250
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 488 775
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Atomistilor 409
077125 Magurele / Ilfov
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELMARCO SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 310 500
Address
Svarovska 621, Liberec Xi-ruzodol I
460 01 Liberec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)