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Multifunctional polymer materials and systems with tailored mechanical, electrical and optical properties

Multifunctional polymer materials and systems with tailored mechanical, electrical and optical properties

Objective

The increasing need of organic polymers for electronic applications is becoming critical since this market is growing rapidly and the current materials being limited in terms of multi-functionality, price and properties. The MULTIPOL project will propose the development of radically innovative organic materials, based on the SOLID technology recently discovered by HE ARC. It was shown, that the polymer parylene can be deposited on a liquid substrate in a way that the liquid shapes of the overgrowing solid layer.

The resulting configuration is chemically stable and is the base of a huge variety of new micro-nano systems. The partners will concentrate their efforts on electronic applications, such as electronic papers, smart magneto-polymeric sensors and actuators, and solar cells. For this purpose, MULTIPOL project aims at "contaminating" the growing parylene layer in a controlled manner. Therefore, the objective of the projects will be achieved through the following steps: First of all, modelling and tools will be used to select the most promising liquids that should modify the properties of encapsulating parylene thin film. It is planned to prepare specific polymers, to use nanotubes/magnetic nanoparticles to add functionalities to the materials.

Fast screening tests will be carried out. After the selection, the enabling step consists in the understanding of the reactions at the substrate-liquid and liquid-parylene interfaces. This will be achieved through modelling. In parallel, the CVD technology used for pa rylene deposition will be optimised and adapted to the final products requirements. Scenarios as direct gas phase or plasma enhanced impact on the growing parylene layer should allow to further "tailor" the properties of the modified parylene layer and / o r foster reaction to obtain the modified parylene layers. The last step is dedicated to the assessment of the multi-functionality and the properties for the end-users applications.

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HAUTE ECOLE SPÉCIALISÉE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

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Delemont

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Administrative Contact

Herbert KEPPNER (Dr)

Participants (9)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

COMELEC SA

Switzerland

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

Belgium

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES S.A.

France

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS

Germany

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA.

Poland

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 33201

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 297 274

  • EU contribution

    € 2 199 404

Coordinated by:

HAUTE ECOLE SPÉCIALISÉE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland