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New Materials for Extreme Environments

New Materials for Extreme Environments

Objective

The goal of this Integrated Project is to provide and to industrialize knowledge-based materials and their compounds for top-end and new applications in extreme environments that are beyond reach with incremental materials development only. The resulting radical multi-sartorial innovations will span-efficiency and lifetime enhancement of energy generation systems; -safe and reusable space components (protection, thrusters); -compact 3-d mustachio devices with optimum thermal management; -long lifetime, low-waste components in new neutron-based systems, e.g. spoliation, ADS, Voters; -and the harnessing of fusion as inexhaustible energy source. To realize these ambitious goals a set of radically new materials capable of withstanding extremely aggressive environments are required. The Project therefore contains four subprojects dedicated to the required extreme fictionalisation of the materials and to the integration of these materials into multi-functional compounds.
1.Self-passivating protection materials: (no erosion under oxygen, hydrogen up to 2000°C) 2.E. heat sink materials: (remove heat fluxes of 20 MW/m at up to 1000°C)
3.Radiation-resistant materials: (withstand 150 dap at 750°C; low radio activation)
4.ExtreMat compounds: (technology for functionalised compounds with very high durability)For the first time this project assembles the critical mass needed for these breakthrough developments by joining the expertise, facilities and forces which are presently scattered into the incremental improvement work for singular applications without connection to the underlying needs and common materials science issues. Besides the creation of the necessary know-how, knowledge dissemination among the partners involved and the potential user community is the common denominator, thus fostering the transformation of the conventional production industry into innovative, high-tech, knowledge-based, competitive industries

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
Munich

Germany

Administrative Contact

Christian LINSMEIER (Dr)

Participants (37)

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AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

ANSALDO ENERGIA S.P.A.

Italy

ARCHER TECHNICOAT LTD

United Kingdom

BAYERN INNOVATIV - BAYERISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INNOVATION UND WISSENSTRANSFER MBH

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TECNICAS DE GIPUZKOA

Spain

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

FN NUOVE TECNOLOGIE E SERVIZI AVANZATI S.P.A.

Italy

AREVA NP SAS

France

AREVA NP GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

USTAV MATERIALOV A MECHANIKY STROJOV SAV

Slovakia

FUNDACION INASMET

Spain

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

USTAV FYZIKY PLAZMATU AVCR

Czechia

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

MAN TECHNOLOGIE AG

Germany

MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD

United Kingdom

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

PLANSEE SE

Austria

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

RAMS-CON MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Germany

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

Spain

UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA (WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)

Poland

SGL CARBON GMBH

Germany

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500253

  • Start date

    1 December 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 29 330 845

  • EU contribution

    € 17 399 985

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany