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Vitrified Metals Technologies and Applications in Devices and Chemistry


FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN – Marie-Curie Action: “Initial Training Networks”

VitriMetTech aims at educating a group of young researchers to implement methods for cutting edge research on new metallic glasses (e.g. Fe, Mg, Al, Ti-based), also in bulk form, and their amorphous/crystalline composites, for functional, bio-mechanical, chemical and structural micro-part applications. Transfer of results to industrial companies will boost innovation in a part of the Metal sector of the European manufacturing industry.

This interdisciplinary proposal by ten of the best European academic research teams with six private sector companies will both improve the availability of materials and technologies in fields were metallic glasses are already in the production line (e.g. magnetic devices), and open up new fields of application in chemistry (e. g. in catalysis and spectroscopy) and electrical and electronic engineering (e. g. motor components and MEMS).

The training program overcomes barriers among traditional disciplines providing top level tuition to 16 fellows (11 ESRs and 6 ERs) on topics spanning from laboratory work for the synthesis and property characterization, to processing and device fabrication, and on a full set of complementary skills.

More info at: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/109652_en.html