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Structural ceramic nanocomposites for top-end functional applications

Structural ceramic nanocomposites for top-end functional applications

Objective

Many new technological advances are limited by the impossibility to combine high mechanical performances of actually known ceramic materials with critical functional or structural material properties. The objective of this Integrated Project (IP) is to pr ovide and industrialize knowledge-based nanoceramics (<100nm) and nanocomposites (second phases <10 nm) for top-end functional and structural applications that are beyond reach with incremental materials development only. "Nanocomposites" entirely made up ceramic and metallic nanoscale particles or nanoscale phases, denote a broad, new class of engineered materials where unique and otherwise unattainable properties can be revealed. The industrial applications of nanocomposites rely on the successful consolidation of these materials into bulk-sized components while preserving their nanostructures. Traditional consolidation techniques have strong limitations of not being able to retain the nanoscale grain size. The technological objectives and expect ed breakthroughs of IP NANOKER will consist of: New multifunctional materials with hardness, fracture resistance and fracture toughness properties up to 2-3times higher than the best state-of-the-art materials that operate in chemical-physically aggressi ve environments. New multifunctional materials processed into knowledge-based, industrially applicable nanoceramics and nanocomposites with added multifunctionalitv, e.g. biocompatible functions and very long lifetime, optical properties and biocompatibl e functions, tribochemical functions and excellent electrical conductivity, nanocoatings with tribological and barrier functions, etc. The multi-sectorial and cross-cutting approach of this IP is the only mean to assemble the critical mass needed to break through these roadblocks. Industry being at the lead in terms of highly specialised materials development, excellent basic science institutions and users of knowledge join together to form

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS

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Administrative Contact

Ramon TORRECILLAS (Dr)

Participants (27)

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AGH - UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Poland

ASTURSINTER

Spain

AUDI AG

Germany

AVIO S.P.A.

Italy

CERAMICA INDUSTRIAL MONTGATINA S.L.

Spain

COLOROBBIA ITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

DGTEC SAS

France

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

FCT SYSTEME GMBH

Germany

FUNDACIÓN PARA EL FOMENTO EN ASTURIAS DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA APLICADA Y TECNOLGICA

Spain

GRUPO ANTOLIN INGENIERIA, S.A.

Spain

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES DE LYON

France

ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI

Italy

NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Sweden

PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.P.A.

Italy

SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPÉEN S.A.S.

France

SGL CARBON GMBH

Germany

SIRRIS

Belgium

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Sweden

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDERS INTERNATIONAL SA

Belgium

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SA

France

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART

Germany

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

WRIGHT MEDICAL ITALY SRL

Italy

XENO MEDICAL LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515784

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 428 407

  • EU contribution

    € 11 351 933

Coordinated by:

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS

Spain