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Kick-off Meeting

2 October 2013 @ 8:00 - 17:00


Università di Torino (Dipartimento di Chimica) (Italy)

2nd October 2013

ITN Marie Curie Actions – VitriMetTech – Vitrified Metals: Technologies and Applications in Devices and Chemistry

Università di Torino (IT)- Coordinator: Prof. L. Battezzati, INP Grenoble (FR), University of Cambridge (GB), Leibniz IFW, Dresden (DE), Universität Göttingen (DE), ETH, Zürich (CH), Warsaw Univ. of Technology (PL), University of Ioannina (GR), Universität Ulm (DE), NIRDTP, Iasi (RO), ESRF, Grenoble (FR), Breuckmann GmbH & Co. KG (DE)

Associated Partners
Diamaze (DE), Gradient s.r.l. (RO), INRIM (IT), OCAS (BE), PX Services (CH), Rise Technologies (IT)


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 […..]

This interdisciplinary proposal by ten of the best European academic research teams with six private sector companies […..]

VitriMetTech comprises five Research Projects designed to achieve the following objectives:

1) Soft magnets with low or zero-magnetostriction for use in inductors and toroid-shaped or flat transformers.
2) Highly magnetostrictive alloys to exploit magneto-mechanical coupling for energy harvesting and cantilever devices.
3) Bio-corrodible Mg-based bulk vitrified metals for implants free of toxic elements and with low elastic modulus.
4) Nano-porous metals made from metallic glass precursors for electro- and heterogeneous catalysis, enhanced Raman spectroscopy, flexible electrodes and actuators.
5) Improving the mechanical properties of vitrified metals for the above applications: suppression of shear banding and attain ductility as a function of sample size, composition, and temperature.

The training program overcomes barriers among traditional disciplines providing top level tuition to 16 fellows (10 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.


2 October 2013
8:00 - 17:00


Livio Battezzati


Dipartimento di Chimica
Via Giuria 7
Torino, Italy
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