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Tailored multifunctional Polymer-derived nanoCeramics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19601

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÃ'  DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

Objective

A European consortium of six universities, two research institutes and four industries propose a collaborative Marie Curie Research and Training Network in the field of novel, nanoscale, multifunctional ceramics that are made from polymers. These ceramics are photo- and electro-luminescent, semiconductors and gas sensing, and also resist corrosion and deformation up to 1500°C. The nanodomain structure of this ceramics evolves from the molecular network of the polymer. The scientific goal of the project is to investigate this linkage, and use this knowledge to design new multifunctional materials.

The proposed research is intrinsically interdisciplinary. Expertise in chemistry is required to design the precursors; physical chemistry and materials science are needed for characterizing and modelling the nanostructure of the ceramics and relating it to mechanical and phase stability at high temperatures; solid state physics is required to relate the nanostructure to the functional properties, and knowledge of mechanics to control the polymer rheology for creating unusual shapes (e. g. fibres) and composite structures. The network of partners is tightly integrated to serve the interdisciplinary training, especially of the early stage researchers.

The training pro gram is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary foundation to young professionals who will lead this field unto new frontiers of science and technology. Clear mechanisms for individual as well as cross-institutional training have been put into place. Web and videoconference technologies will be used extensively for day-to-day interaction. Summer schools, workshops and symposia will serve to promote career development. Exposure to research at scientific institutes and industry provide intersectorial dimension to the training program. The proposed work builds on the interactions, which have been developed as a result of an earlier TMR program on silicon oxycarbide ceramics.

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UNIVERSITÃ'  DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

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Trento

Italy

Participants (12)

"POLITEHNICA" UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

Romania

INSTITUTE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

DGTEC SAS

France

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ICPE-CA

Romania

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM ⠬ R UNIVERSITÃ'  DI BOLOGNA

Italy

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÃ'¤T DARMSTADT

Germany

UNIVERSITÃ'¤T STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITÃ'© CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France

UNIVERSITÃ'© PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19601

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÃ'  DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy