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FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT BASED ON ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA PROCESSING FOR 3D NANO STRUCTURED SURFACES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214134

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 447 885,73

  • EU contribution

    € 7 400 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Objective

Outstanding progress has been made in recent years in developing novel structures and applications for direct fabrication of 3D nanosurfaces. However, exploitation is limited by lack of suitable manufacturing technologies. In this project we will develop innovative in-line high throughput technologies based on atmospheric pressure surface and plasma technologies. The two identified approaches to direct 3D nanostructuring are etching for manufacturing of nanostructures tailored for specific applications, and coating. Major impact areas were selected, demonstrating different application fields. Impact Area 1 focuses on structures for solar cell surfaces. Nanostructured surfaces have the potential to improve efficiencies of cells by up to 25% (rel), having dramatic impact on commercial viability. Impact Area 2 focuses on biocidal surface structures. Increasing concerns about infections leading to the conclusion, that only multi-action approaches for control of infection transfer can be effective. We plan to combine such surfaces with 3D nanostructures, which will both immobilise and deactivate pathogenic organisms on surfaces. Impact Area 3 is the direct growth of aligned carbon nanotubes on electrode surfaces. The material is under investigation for use in high load capacitors which are seen as key components for energy storage systems, e.g. for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Impact Area 4 focuses on tailored interfaces to achieve durable adhesion on polymer surfaces by 3D nanostructuring and coating. Target is to reduce energy consumption by introducing lightweight materials. The N2P partners have been chosen to ensure a strong capability to exploit and disseminate the outcomes. Involved end-user industries represent high market value segments: photovoltaics, aeronautics, automotive, steel. The consortium includes 7 technology leading SMEs and 4 multi-national industries, cooperating with 9 institutes for industrial research and a public body from 8 European countries.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 396 071,92

Administrative Contact

Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (21)

CVD TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 763 904,35

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 819 200

HELIANTHOS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 252 850

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 367 500

SOLARTEC S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 332 599,60

ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 194 749

REGATRON AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 402 040

BAUR PRUF- UND MESSTECHNIK GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 163 960

FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 182 794

TDL SENSORS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 181 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 204

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 462 925

AFS ENTWICKLUNGS + VERTRIEBS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 164 280

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 32 163,40

TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 307 116

REHAU AG+CO

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 647

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 146 222,80

FGW FREITALER GERATE-UND WERKZEUGBAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 219 650

Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 937

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 040

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 290 645,93

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214134

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 447 885,73

  • EU contribution

    € 7 400 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany