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Topuz A.I.,Materials Innovation Institute M2i
Computational Materials Science | Year: 2014

In this study, a dimension reduction procedure of defect properties is proposed together with a two dimensional dislocation dynamics framework in order to simulate tensile response of the materials at different levels of external conditions such as radiation. This procedure delivers ordered pairs of strength and line density according to the changes in the geometrical properties of the defects. Plain strain deformation of irradiated oxygen-free high conductivity copper is investigated by using experimental information about the evolution of stacking-fault tetrahedra at the irradiation doses of 0-0.2 dpa. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Gupta D.,Materials Innovation Institute M2i | Gupta D.,TU Eindhoven | Wienk M.M.,TU Eindhoven | Janssen R.A.J.,TU Eindhoven
Advanced Energy Materials | Year: 2013

Solution processed polymer:fullerene solar cells on opaque substrates have been fabricated in conventional and inverted device configurations. Opaque substrates, such as insulated steel and metal covered glass, require a transparent conducting top electrode. We demonstrate that a high conducting (900 S cm-1) PEDOT:PSS layer, deposited by a stamp-transfer lamination technique using a PDMS stamp, in combination with an Ag grid electrode provides a proficient and versatile transparent top contact. Lamination of large size PEDOT:PSS films has been achieved on variety of surfaces resulting in ITO-free solar cells. Power conversion efficiencies of 2.1% and 3.1% have been achieved for P3HT:PCBM layers in inverted and conventional polarity configurations, respectively. The power conversion efficiency is similar to conventional glass/ITO-based solar cells. The high fill factor (65%) and the unaffected open-circuit voltage that are consistently obtained in thick active layer inverted geometry devices, demonstrate that the laminated PEDOT:PSS top electrodes provide no significant potential or resistive losses. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: NMP.2013.2.3-2 | Award Amount: 880.60K | Year: 2013

Scope of this proposal is to establish a network of stakeholders - an Integrative Computational Materials Engineering expert group (ICMEg) - aiming at the creation of an open, global standard for information exchange between a heterogeneous variety of commercial and academic simulation tools. The vision of the ICMEg proposal is a new strategy of materials and process development, where a variety of academic and commercial simulation tools present and future can be easily combined across different process steps and bridging several length scales in a plug&play type architecture being based on an object oriented, standardized information exchange. Multi-scale in this context covers electronic, atomistic,mesoscopic and continuum models The Mission of ICMEg is to establish and to maintain a network of contacts to (1) simulation software providers around the world (2) governmental and international standardization authorities (3) ICME type users of simulation software (4) different associations in the area of materials and processing (5) academic developers of simulation software to define an ICME language in form of an open and standardized communication protocol to stimulate knowledge sharing in the field of multiscale materials design to communicate this standard worldwide to make it widely accepted to discuss and to decide about future amendments to the initial standard to establish a legal body for a sustainable further development The Approach of ICMEg to realize both its vision and its mission is to create a global network of all stakeholders in the area of ICME software and users by identifying all actors in the field of ICME related simulations creating an inventory of these stakeholders networking of all identified stakeholders in two international conferences composing a directory of all available simulation approaches establishing a common language for standardized information exchange secure sustainable further the common language by foundation of an international association identifying missing models and functionalities and proposing a roadmap for their development


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: NMP-36-2014 | Award Amount: 496.22K | Year: 2015

This proposal for a Coordination Action aims at improving visibility for essential stakeholders, most notably national/regional programming and funding authorities, on programming synergetic actions between the European Union and member states in the NMP Program. This shall be done by organising a forum and collecting road maps focused in particular on the use of the new ERANET instrument in the NMP area. In doing so, the CSA shall acknowledge that the NMP program has an important role in translating result from flagships towards industrial application and in facilitating key enabling technologies towards the Grand Societal Challenges. It shall also take into account the methodology of technology readiness levels is leading the programmation of the NMP work program. Programming should also acknowledge that industrial leadership, for SMEs in particular is an important objective. This objective should result in a road-map with the aim to increase visibility on themes to program. In exploiting synergies, the new ERANET Instrument is an important tool. In order to operationalize it in Horizon2020 visibility should be improved on best practices in using the ERANET under FP7 as well collecting a database on projects funded through it. This shall give input to a forum to discuss future opportunities and identify critical mass of funding agencies willing to support it. Synergies shall often require alignment of European, National and Regional funding. In fact operational programs under ERDF demand these synergies. In NMP many topics demand an alignment of proposals with regional Smart Specialisation Strategies. How these synergies can be organised is an explicit objective, with the aim, to enlarge the number of funding agencies (national or regional) able to use it. Therefore particular attention in this project shall be given to reach out to as many regions as possible.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: NMP-38-2015 | Award Amount: 1.11M | Year: 2015

The European Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) strategy is important for the European global competitiveness, the creation of jobs and the European growth. Focusing on the development and valorisation of these KETs is crucial to this strategy. The industry-centred LEIT-NMBP part of Horizon 2020 is instrumental to the support of four of the six KETs: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. The Work Programme (2016-2017), LEIT-NMBP focus on the valorisation of KETs. One of the activities supported by the European Commission are events of a major strategic nature such as conferences organised within the framework of the EU presidencies to create better synergy between initiatives launched by the Commission and by the Member States. This proposal is developed within the framework of the Dutch EU-Presidency (2016) and aims at the organisation of an international conference on Industrial Technologies. The main focus of the conference is the impact of KETs on the future of industry, that emphasizes the application of new and innovative technologies in the field of manufacturing to prepare the European industry for the future. Within this conference, the Dutch strategy on Smart Industry will act as the focal point to enhance the momentum to enter into a new manufacturing era in Europe. The overall aim of the conference is to co-develop the European agenda for the new industrial revolution and review the EU research agenda(s), to enhance the competitiveness of the European manufacturing industries. The conference will be held in the Netherlands in 2016 and last 3 days with an expected number 1250 participants over 30 nationalities from divers target groups (research, industry, private investors, policymakers and education). Specific attention will be paid to stimulate the gender balance at the conference and within the target groups. The conference will be international with an EU wide geographical spread.

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