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DEsign, SYnthesis and Growth of Nanotubes for Industrial Technology (DESYGN-IT) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 505626
Funded under: FP6-NMP


The primary Scientific and Technical objective of this project is to establish Europe as the International Scientific Leader in the Design, Synthesis, Growth and Application of nanotubes, nanowires and nanotube arrays for Industrial Technology. The nanomaterials will be prepared using clean technology. The DESYGN-IT consortium contains several of Europe's leading researchers in the nanotube and nanowire field. There are several high-tech SME partners who are well placed to assess the outputs of the project and benefit from the proposed research. Major contributions to the fundamental understanding of the synthesis, processing and properties of nanotubes, nanowires and arrays can be confidently foreseen. The scientific objectives of our work are to:
- Create know-how and encourage European Industry to be first to market with a cost effective mass production of high quality nanotubes i.e. make nanotubes accessible for European industry
- Reply to the demands of industry for low cost, high purity nanotubes and related products and in turn increase high-tech exports
- Demonstrate to industry the enhanced performance and cost benefits of nanotubes in their applications and provide the European industry with a practical understanding of the capabilities of nanosize materials
- Increase the number of publications and patents in the nanotube and nanowire field

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