University of Oulu

ULTIMATE CERAMICS - Printed Electroceramics with Ultimate Compositions (291132)

Saved in:
The ultimate goal of this research is to make extremely advanced leap enabling processing of wide variety of ceramic materials at ultra low temperatures denoted as ULTIMATE CERAMICS(200-500 oC). The project has its risks, but advantages like utilization of pure ceramic materials on challenging substrates like plastic and paper could offer novel scientific results as well as business opportunities to European industry. Key issues based on scientific laws of matters forming the basic research methodology to succeed are • intelligent selection and development of starting materials • utilization of nano technology • management of dense and uniform packaging of powder particles • minimization of required activation energy during sintering • management of type, level and rate of diffusion in sintering • microwave sintering There are several reasons why this kind of ULTIMATE CERAMICS can now be seriously research. The main issues are that ano particle silver pastes sinterable at ~ 200 oC have recently become commercially available, and ceramics with nano particle size have been widely on the market. However, taking the high risk, ground-breaking challenge, ultimate novel materials and processes are available. ULTIMATE CERAMICS offer significance novel business opportunities for European industry not available in any other way since ceramic materials are able to perform e.g. as semiconductors, dielectric, non-linear dielectrics, sensors, and electrically or magnetically tunable devices. In the industrial point of view, the main issue is to enable printable structures on paper compatible with nano particle silver electrodes and printed organic materials. It is also obvious that novel scientific results will be created especially when several techniques like e.g. microwave sintering – nano particles – sintering aids –silver electrodes - are combined.
see all

Grant Number: 291132
Cordis Record Number: 102188
Project Start Date: 2012-02-01
Project End Date: 2017-10-31
Project Funder: EC/FP7/SP2/ERC
EC Special Clause: false
Datapilot: false
Open Access Mandate: false
EU Max Contribution: 1933200
Total Cost: 1933200
More information: Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Detailed project information (Openaire)
Copyright information: © European Union, 1994-2017 CORDIS,
All materials created by the OpenAIRE consortium are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License