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Research Areas
  • Physics & space science,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)

The present project tries to go one step ahead towards the fundamental research about design of functional nanostructures on microparticles and materials with industrial relevance. In previous projects the groups of the consortium gained knowledge in both the fundamental of using nanoparticles for functional ceramics and the process scaling up to effectively transfer such technology. Relevant publication and licensed patent support the previous studies. However, in all industrial applications, the potential exposure of humans and the environment to these materials (nanoparticles in particular) is inevitable. The insurability of nanotechnology is essentially linked whit it commercial viability and long term sustainability. The solution of the harmful collateral effect of nanotechnology must be addressed by using new safe by design nanostructure microparticles and bulk materials to avoid or minimize the harmful future impact and to strengthen the enormous benefit that nanoparticles could contribute to the society. The aim of the project is to pursuit a quality fundamental research to effectively afford the design of new nanostructured micromaterials. First goal is to ensure that the nanoparticles remain stable during the material life cycle. This fact could introduce a real improvement in the previously applications of nanoparticles. Second goal is to address new functionalities based on the nanostructure materials. In order to address these objectives, new processing routes and technologies will be investigated in correlation with the understanding of the functional properties. Materials in form of nanostructure microparticles or bulk materials are chosen to afford generalized or massive applications. Conceptually, the focus of this project is not on one single class of materials but rather on developing novel processing technologies to fabricate safe and un-harmful materials with a variety of applications in society. This horizontal scientific and technological knowledge will pave the way to transfer knowledge to companies and thereof to the society in form of safe by design nanotechnology products. The project represents an extension of the consortium¿s current research areas. As a consequence, the consortium gathers both the expertise and the technical equipment to undertake the endeavours. Synthesis and processing laboratories present in the consortium allow fabrication of multiple classes of materials through a wide variety of methods (among others: sol-gel, hydrothermal, combustion, chemical synthesis, solid-state reaction, ball-milling, conventional and advanced sintering). In addition, a large array of characterization techniques is provided by the consortium that range from micro- and nano-stuctural characterization, to optical, electrical and magnetic characterization instruments. The record of published articles and licensed patents presented by the consortium demonstrate the large expertise in the field of processing technologies to improve functional ceramics. Such expertise includes supporting and stabilizing nanoparticles and nanostructures in microparticles and bulk materials.
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Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Propiedades ópticas, eléctricas y magnéticas de materiales y sus aplicaciones (POEMMA)
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Materiales y Dispositivos Avanzados para Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones