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TEMPLATE-ASSISTED DEPOSITION OF FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND DEVICES

TEMPLATE-ASSISTED DEPOSITION OF FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Objective

Template-based deposition for the synthesis of nanowires and nanotubes is extensively reported for metals, alloys, and semiconductors. Properties and possible applications of such nanostructured materials were investigated to some extent; inclusive by parties cooperating in this project, but there is still a large need for an ample scientific study in order to support a future implementation in the European industry. This multidisciplinary project comprises research activities in electrochemistry, materials science, surface technology, film/nanostructures characterization, tribology, and corrosion science, and includes the electrodeposition, structural, mechanical, morphological characterization of deposits, corrosion and wear protection. The low cost electrodeposition of the following alloys is of interest in this project, namely alloys containing iron group metals, tungsten-containing iron group alloys, Mo-Ni alloys. Taking into account the large potential of such procedures for the electroforming of nanostructures and MEMS, the objective of this project is to intensify research activities to select and to improve existing procedures and plating bath formulations to deposit nanocrystalline films with a roughness equal or less than the roughness of the substrates. The films/coatings must posses pre-specified structural, mechanical, tribological, and chemical properties that are necessary to apply them in electroformed nanostructures such as nanowires/nanotubes, and in MEMS. Mapping of tribological, thermal, magnetic and corrosion behavior of films/coatings and nanowires/nanotubes, and MEMS will perform. The market potential of obtained results will analyze.
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

Administrative Contact

Tine Heylen (Ms.)

Participants (2)

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VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 50 400

ECOLE CENTRALE DES ARTS ET MANUFACTURES

France

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 247659

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 153 000

  • EU contribution

    € 104 400

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium