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Investigation on electrochemically manufactured materials and its tribological properties applying them for micro- and nanotechnology products

Objective

This Project is directed to continue and to intensify the research activity resulting in develop methods for the electrochemical deposition of Co-Mo, Co-W, Fe-Mo, Fe-W, Co-Mo-P, Fe-Mo-P, Fe-W-P, Co-W-P rich-in-tungsten/molybdenum alloys in the amorphous / nanocrystalline state under direct and pulse current deposition mode. The coatings to be developed will possess a set of characteristics such as superior mechanical and tribomechanical, chemical (oxidation and corrosion resistance) properties, and high smoothness allowing in increase the applicability of the obtained alloys in the micro- and nanotechnology, especially in microelectronics, micromachining, and MEMS. In framework of this Project one of the major tasks is developing content- and structural- controlled electrodeposition procedure incorporating the advantages of galvanic processes as compared with other types of processes used in microtechnics industry (physical and chemical vapor deposition). The obtained alloys will be examined and mapped from the mechanical and micromechanical, tribological, corrosion, tribocorrosion, structural, morphological, thermal stability point of view. The studies comprise a large length and load scale for examination - from macro to nano. On the basis of these interdisciplinary investigations optimized technological procedures for the electrodeposition of environmental and health non-hazardous materials, namely Co-Mo, Co-W, Fe-Mo, Fe-W, Co-Mo-P, Fe-Mo-P, Fe-W-P, Co-W-P alloy coatings on various substrates, and procedures for MEMS electroforming of above mentioned alloys will be developed. Also, the developed processes are interesting for industries concerned with the replacement of toxic chromium electroplating by the electrodeposited group of alloys developed in this project.

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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Kasteelpark Arenberg, 44
Leuven

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Jean-Pierre CELIS

Participants (4)

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ECOLE CENTRALE DE PARIS

France

INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS (MAS)

Moldova

V.I. VERNADSKY INSTITUTE OF GENERAL &INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Ukraine

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY

Lithuania

Project information

Grant agreement ID: INTAS 2005-104-7540

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

IC-INTAS

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 80 000

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium