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Structural energy harvesting composite materials

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city: GETAFE
postcode: 28906

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙448˙786 €
 EC max contribution 1˙448˙786 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES ES (GETAFE) coordinator 1˙448˙786.00


 Project objective

The purpose of this project is the development of new multifunctional structural composite materials that combine high-performance mechanical properties and the possibility to harvest energy. The multifunctional composites are based on a continuous macroscopic fibre made up of highly aligned carbon nanotubes that has bulk mechanical, electrical and thermal properties already superior to carbon fibre and the mesoporosity and chemical resistance of an activated carbon; which will be combined with nanostructured semiconductors that can transfer charge/energy when subjected to external stimuli (piezoelectric, photovoltaic) and integrated in a polymer matrix to form composite ply structures. Such composites will be fabricated from bottom to top, resulting in a 3-component hierarchical structure. Load, charge and energy transfer processes at the nanocarbon/inorganic interface, for example, will be carefully controlled through tailoring the structure and optoelectronic properties of the two components during their synthesis, and by exploiting the role of the fibre surface to template the growth of inorganic semiconductors and form an electronic junction. The project comprises a detailed multiscale study of materials synthesis and properties, including in-situ spectroscopy, electron microscopy and synchrotron XRD during mechanical testing, junction characterisation (emission/absorption spectroscopy, impedance) and photocurrent measurements. The uniqueness of the proposal lies in exploiting advanced optoelectronic processes in macroscopic strong composites on a composite ply length-scale, in the quest for a new generation of light-weight multifunctional structural materials.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Hangbo Yue, Juan P. Fernández-Blázquez, Juan J. Vilatela, Ernesto Pérez
Morphology, thermal, and crystallization analysis of polylactic acid in the presence of carbon nanotube fibers with tunable fiber loadings through polymer infiltration
published pages: e10081, ISSN: 2573-7619, DOI: 10.1002/pcr2.10081
Polymer Crystallization 2019-08-29
2018 Evgeny Senokos, Yunfu Ou, Juan Jose Torres, Federico Sket, Carlos González, Rebeca Marcilla, Juan J. Vilatela
Energy storage in structural composites by introducing CNT fiber/polymer electrolyte interleaves
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21829-5
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-08-29
2019 Cleis Santos, Evgeny Senokos, Juan Carlos Fernández-Toribio, Álvaro Ridruejo, Rebeca Marcilla, Juan José Vilatela
Pore structure and electrochemical properties of CNT-based electrodes studied by in situ small/wide angle X-ray scattering
published pages: 5305-5314, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c9ta01112a
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7/10 2019-08-29
2019 Yunfu Ou, Carlos González, Juan José Vilatela
Interlaminar toughening in structural carbon fiber/epoxy composites interleaved with carbon nanotube veils
published pages: 105477, ISSN: 1359-835X, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105477
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 124 2019-08-29
2019 Anastasiia Mikhalchan, Juan José Vilatela
A perspective on high-performance CNT fibres for structural composites
published pages: 191-215, ISSN: 0008-6223, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.113
Carbon 150 2019-08-29
2018 Daniel Iglesias, Evgeny Senokos, Belen Aleman, Laura Cabana, Cristina Navio, Rebeca Marcilla, Maurizio Prato, Juan J. Vilatela, Silvia Marchesan
Gas-phase functionalization of macroscopic carbon nanotube fiber assemblies: reaction control, electrochemical properties, and use for flexible supercapacitors
published pages: , ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b15973
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019-07-08
2017 Evgeny Senokos, Víctor Reguero, Laura Cabana, Jesús Palma, Rebeca Marcilla, Juan José Vilatela
Large-Area, All-Solid, and Flexible Electric Double Layer Capacitors Based on CNT Fiber Electrodes and Polymer Electrolytes
published pages: 1600290, ISSN: 2365-709X, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600290
Advanced Materials Technologies 2/7 2019-07-08
2017 H. Yue, V. Reguero, E. Senokos, A. Monreal-Bernal, B. Mas, J.P. Fernández-Blázquez, R. Marcilla, J.J. Vilatela
Fractal carbon nanotube fibers with mesoporous crystalline structure
published pages: 47-53, ISSN: 0008-6223, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.06.032
Carbon 122 2019-07-08
2017 A. Moya, N. Kemnade, M. R. Osorio, A. Cherevan, D. Granados, D. Eder, J. J. Vilatela
Large area photoelectrodes based on hybrids of CNT fibres and ALD-grown TiO 2
published pages: 24695-24706, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08074C
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5/47 2019-07-08
2018 Alfonso Monreal-Bernal, Juan J. Vilatela
Large Area Schottky Junctions between ZnO and CNT Fibres
published pages: , ISSN: 2192-6506, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201700522
ChemPlusChem 2019-07-08
2017 Afshin Pendashteh, Evgeny Senokos, Jesus Palma, Marc Anderson, Juan J. Vilatela, Rebeca Marcilla
Manganese dioxide decoration of macroscopic carbon nanotube fibers: From high-performance liquid-based to all-solid-state supercapacitors
published pages: 64-73, ISSN: 0378-7753, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.10.068
Journal of Power Sources 372 2019-07-08
2017 B. Alemán, R. Ranchal, V. Reguero, B. Mas, J. J. Vilatela
Carbon nanotube fibers with martensite and austenite Fe residual catalyst: room temperature ferromagnetism and implications for CVD growth
published pages: 5544-5550, ISSN: 2050-7534, DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01199G
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5/22 2019-07-08
2017 C. González, J.J. Vilatela, J.M. Molina-Aldareguía, C.S. Lopes, J. LLorca
Structural composites for multifunctional applications: Current challenges and future trends
published pages: 194-251, ISSN: 0079-6425, DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2017.04.005
Progress in Materials Science 89 2019-07-08
2018 Juan C. Fernández-Toribio, Belén Alemán, Álvaro Ridruejo, Juan J. Vilatela
Tensile properties of carbon nanotube fibres described by the fibrillar crystallite model
published pages: 44-52, ISSN: 0008-6223, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.03.006
Carbon 133 2019-04-18
2018 Cleis Santos, Julio J. Lado, Enrique García-Quismondo, Inés V. Rodríguez, Daniel Hospital-Benito, Jesús Palma, Marc A. Anderson, Juan J. Vilatela
Interconnected metal oxide CNT fibre hybrid networks for current collector-free asymmetric capacitive deionization
published pages: 10898-10908, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta01128a
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6/23 2019-03-01

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