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Growth of large gapo4 single crystals and their use for special sensor applications

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2002-00709

  • Start date

    1 April 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 733 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 700 000

Coordinated by:

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

Objective

Gallium Phosphate (GaPO4) is a new piezoelectric crystal material which is superior to quartz for the most ambitious applications, like sensors for high temperature applications up to 970°C, high precision clocks in cardiac pacemakers or telecommunication base stations, high efficiency filters for mobile telephones, and highly sensitive biosensors for medical or nanotechnical applications. The main objectives are methods for the growth of wafers of these outstanding crystals usable for micromechanical fabrication techniques. The basic techniques for the chemical machining and modeling of micro devices based on GaPO4 should be investigated and demonstrated on nanobalance affinity biosensors. New methods for continuous emission monitoring and rheometry for process control should demonstrate the high technological potential of this functional material.

Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH

Address

48,Kleiststrasse 48
8020 Graz

Austria

Participants (7)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET DES MICROTECHNIQUES

France

FLUCON FLUID CONTROL GMBH

Germany

FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO

Spain

INSTITUT FUER AUTOMATION UND KOMMUNIKATION E.V.

Germany

PIEZOCRYST GESELLSCHAFT FUER PIEZOELEKTRISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN MBH

Austria

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC

France

UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2002-00709

  • Start date

    1 April 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 733 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 700 000

Coordinated by:

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria