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Fundamental Building Blocks – Understanding plasticity in complex crystals based on their simplest, intergrown units

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 852096

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 719

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 719

Hosted by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

Project description

English EN

Plasticity in complex crystals

A new generation of structural materials that are strong and resilient in diverse temperature conditions are needed to ensure the future remains bright for sustainable energy conversion and transport technology. Plasticity in complex crystals could be the answer but there is limited knowledge on the underlying mechanisms. The EU-funded FunBlocks project will conduct innovative studies on plasticity mechanisms in the most representative building blocks of complex crystals. It proposes a new approach, isolating and then examining the sub-units that form a large number of complex crystals. The main objective is to clarify the basic relationships between crystal structure and plasticity in complex crystals in order to predict and use those with exceptional mechanical properties in future technologies that cannot be realised with current materials.

Host institution

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 499 719

Beneficiaries (1)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 499 719

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 852096

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 719

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 719

Hosted by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany