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Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 446.27K | Year: 2008

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Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 155.54K | Year: 2014

With the predicted move from electronics ownership to leasing style, many equipment suppliers are searching for technologies to allow easier in-house recycling. ERICE will develop a full commercial, easy-to-dissassembly, sustainable electronics assembly technology suitable for the circular economy, using recycled materials from an initial demonstrator. The project will develop, manufacture and test materials and techniques for low temperature fabrication using a series of special polymer layers and binders which will allow straight forward, end-of-life unzipping of the constituent parts. After disassembly, the materials and components from this demonstrator will be recovered and subsequently reused to fabricate and test a further demonstrator. Building on an earlier successful concept project, the aim is to reuse or recycle over 90% of the materials from the first demonstrator into the second with minimal energy usage. It is antipated that this level of recovery and reuse will represent a world first for the electronics manufacturing industry.Techniques will be developed to allow component assemblies on both sides, significantly increasing the technologies potential markets.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: NMP-05-2014 | Award Amount: 6.14M | Year: 2015

The BASMATI project will address the development of active nanomaterial and electrochemical inks for printing technologies such as screen and inkjet printing. The ink formulations will be tested on a case study through printing of a thin film battery. The general objective of the project is to scale-up the ink formulations to pilot line ensuring large volume fabrication of new products with improved properties for printing application. Especially, the particles definition at nanometer size will be one key parameter for the compatibility in ink jet printing. Moreover, knowledge will also be generated on electrochemical inks formulation and additives used in order to stabilize the ink products. The concept of nanomaterials for printing application will be applied to flexible printed electronics and more specifically to printed batteries. These printed batteries are needed as power source at the closest part and the development of printed electronics so as to as to design an all-in-one product allowing better process ability in ink jet process for 3D design and 2D screen printing process. BASMATI will also provide a new source of nanomaterials for the formulation of conductive and electrochemical inks. These nanomaterials will be metallic particle (Ni, Cu, Al) that will be usable for numerous applications of printed electronic on flexible substrate. Another type of nanomaterials will be layered positive active material such as LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 (NMC) and olivine LiFePO4 (LFP). The know-how level reached in BASMATI by research groups and transfer and up-scale to pilots (TRL 6) at SMEs and industry facilities will pave the way for future industrialization of inks formulations production for mass markets such as printed electronics. The compatible formulations in high throughput technologies will ensure a reproducible and reliable process for sophisticated fully digital micro-structured devices. Nanosafety will also be carefully considered in BASMATI project.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-2.5-1 | Award Amount: 7.91M | Year: 2008

Piezoelectric multilayer actuators performance and reliability needs to be improved to meet the growing demand from end-users with many different types of applications. The high production costs and problems related to obtaining reliable components explain that the utilization of piezo actuators up to now is far from having reached its full potential. Noliac and its partners for the IP are proposing a radical innovation in the piezoelectricity field, based on an enhanced understanding of materials degradation. This will greatly improve the properties of long actuators, and thereby allow end-users to use them for new industrial applications. The actuators shall be able to sustain extreme conditions, including high temperature, humid environment, and high pressure and will provide extreme long-term reliability. The activities are divided in 4 work areas: Research in materials degradation and the development of ceramics, which offer better resistance to crack initiation and propagation and are less sensitive to extreme conditions (WP2-WP4). Two parallel approaches are followed to improve the interdigitated electrode technology for deposition ultra-narrow electrode paths in the laminated piezo materials (WP5-WP6). The development of optimized final components will be insured by the combination of the new piezoelectric materials with the new electrode technology (WP7). Industrial applications for the automotive-, production- and wind power industries. These applications require large size piezoceramic actuators, which can be produced efficiently at low cost with high manufacturing yield (WP8-WP11). The identification of the new piezoelectric actuators is expected to provide a radical innovation in terms of new possible applications in major industrial markets worldwide.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-2.5-1 | Award Amount: 13.86M | Year: 2008

The MORGaN project addresses the need for a new materials for electronic devices and sensors that operate in extreme conditions, especially high temperature, high electric field and highly corrosive environment. It will take advantage of the excellent physical properties of diamond and gallium nitride heterostructures. The association of the two materials will give rise to the best materials and devices for ultimate performance in extreme environments. Both materials possess durability and robustness to high temperature, radiation and electric field. Diamond material exhibits the best mechanical robustness and thermal conductivity, while GaN presents also high electron mobility, giving high power handling and efficiency. III-N systems have other desirable properties for sensor applications in extreme environments. It is the only highly polar semiconductor matrix that has ceramic-like stability and can form heterostructures. It has the highest spontaneous polarisation with a Curie temperature above 1000C for AlN: a lattice matched III-N heterostructure with a built-in polarisation discontinuity is expected to enable transistor action above 1000C. The packaging and metallisation of an electronic device or sensor are important elements in extreme conditions. Metal contacts must be stable and the package must be thermally compatible with the device requirements and chemically stable. MORGaN proposes a novel technological solution to electron device and sensor modules. Advanced 3D ceramic packaging and new metallisation techniques based on the emerging technology of MN\1AXN alloys will also be explored. As such, the vision of MORGaN for materials for extreme conditions is holistic, involving 2 large industrial partners, 2 industrial labs, 6 SMEs and 13 public research partners. The project includes research, demonstration, management, training and dissemination activities.

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