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Antiadhesive Bionic Combs for Handling of Nanofibers

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862016

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 049 050

  • EU contribution

    € 3 049 050

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

Project description

English EN

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.

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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

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 516 250

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 488 775

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

ELMARCO SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 310 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862016

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 049 050

  • EU contribution

    € 3 049 050

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria