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Synthesis and Formulation of Nanoparticles for pinning in YBCO coated conductors

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Project "SynFoNY" data sheet

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Organization address
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

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 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website
 Total cost 499˙776 €
 EC max contribution 499˙776 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT GENT BE (GENT) coordinator 499˙776.00
4    hte GmbH DE (HEIDELBERG) partner 0.00
5    TURUN YLIOPISTO FI (Turku) partner 0.00


 Project objective

The main research objective is the formulation of new types of multimetaloxide nanocrystals for incorporation as artificial pinning centers in nanocomposite thin films processed using chemical solution deposition. Superconducting coated conductors are chosen as the proof of concept. Innovative chemical deposition methods and the incorporation of preformed and inert multimetaloxide nanocrystals as pinning centres into the superconducting nanocomposite thin film are the innovative aspects compared to ongoing research. A successful realisation of the objectives of this EID proposal will need training of ESRs on different aspects ranging from chemical precursor design, stabilisation of nanocrystals in precursor solutions, continuous deposition of superconducting nanocomposite coatings and optimisation of the superconducting properties in alternating magnetic fields. The main objective of this programme is, in line with the EID scope, to enhance the career perspectives of early stage researchers (ESRs) by providing the unique opportunity to be exposed to research and training in both an academic as well as an industrial environment. This will be facilitated through the partnership between Ghent University and the industrial partner Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH, bringing together two widely respected research partners, active in the field of inorganic nanomaterials synthesis and coating development for improved superconducting wires for energy applications. The involved partner organisations entered the project for specific added value in terms of industrial scaled synthesis of nanocomposite precursors (hte GmbH: high troughput designs; BASF SE: new formulations and flow chemistry) and Univ. of Turku (physical characterisation).


List of deliverables.
2.2: HTS ink with nano particles Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-19 17:34:00

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SynFoNY deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Hannes Rijckaert, Pablo Cayado, Rainer Nast, Javier Diez Sierra, Manuela Erbe, Pedro López Dominguez, Jens Hänisch, Klaartje De Buysser, Bernhard Holzapfel, Isabel Van Driessche
Superconducting HfO2-YBa2Cu3O7−δ Nanocomposite Films Deposited Using Ink-Jet Printing of Colloidal Solutions
published pages: 17, ISSN: 2079-6412, DOI: 10.3390/coatings10010017
Coatings 10/1 2020-02-19
2018 Hannes Rijckaert, Jonathan De Roo, Matthias Van Zele, Soham Banerjee, Hannu Huhtinen, Petriina Paturi, Jan Bennewitz, Simon Billinge, Michael Bäcker, Klaartje De Buysser, Isabel Van Driessche
Pair Distribution Function Analysis of ZrO2 Nanocrystals and Insights in the Formation of ZrO2-YBa2Cu3O7 Nanocomposites
published pages: 1066, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11071066
Materials 11/7 2020-02-19
2018 Javier Diez Sierra, Pedro Lopez Dominguez, Hannes Rijckaert, Katrien De Keukeleere, Jonathan De Roo, Martina Falter, Jan Bennewitz, Maximilian Hemgesberg, Armin Meyer, Hannu Huhtinen, Petriina Paturi, Stephan Schunk, Michael Bäcker and Isabel Van Driessche
Perovskite Nanocrystals in YBCO Nanocomposites via Low Fluorine Chemical Solution Deposition
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Coated Conductors for Applications 2018 2020-02-19
2018 Pedro Lopez Dominguez, Javier Diez Sierra, Katrien De Keukeleere, Sebastian Schäfer, Hannes Rijckaert, Stephan Andreas Schunk, Michael Bäcker and Isabel Van Driessche
Nanometer-sized perovskites for pinning in coated conductors
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Coated Conductors for Applications 2018 2020-02-19
2017 Katrien De Keukeleere, Hannes Rijckaert, Jens Hänisch, Pablo Cayado, Alexander Meledin, Max Sieger, Ferran Valles, Mariona Coll, Anna Palau, Javier Diez Sierra, Pedro Lopez Dominguez, Ruben Hühne, Jonathan De Roo, Petriina Paturi, Hannu Huhtinen, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors, Maximilian Hemgesberg, Michael Bäcker and Isabel Van Driessche
Progress towards YBa2Cu3O7-δ nanocomposite thin films using chemical solution deposition and preformed nanocrystals
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13th European conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2017) 2017-09-17 2020-02-19
2017 Hannes Rijckaert, Jonathan De Roo, Kevin Roeleveld, Glenn Pollefeyt, Jan Bennewitz, Michael Bäcker, Frederic Lynen, Katrien De Keukeleere and Isabel Van Driessche
Microwave-assisted YBCO precursors : a fast and reliable method towards chemical precursors for superconducting thin films
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13th European conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2017) 2017-09-17 2020-02-19
2017 Hannes Rijckaert, Jelle Pelemans, Jens Hänisch, Rain Nast, Jonathan De Roo, Jan Bennewitz, Glenn Pollefeyt, Maximilian Hemgesberg, Michael Bäcker, Katrien De Keukeleere and Isabel Van Driessche
Ink-jet printing of low-fluorine YBCO nanocomposite thin films with preformed HfO2 nanocrystals
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
13th European conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2017) 2017-09-17 2020-02-19

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