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NanoCentre, Nanocrystalline Materials: Fabrication, Structure, Modelling, Properties and Applications;

Project No: G5MA-CT-2002-04043

Coordinator: Prof. Tadeusz Kulik
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, ul. Wołoska 141, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
tel: (+4822) 849 99 29; fax: (+4822) 660 85 14

e-mail: NanoCentre@inmat.pw.edu.pl

Research focus of the Centre
The NanoCentre focuses on: processing, modelling and characterisation of structure and properties of nanomaterials.

Investigated materials :
- permanent magnet materials; - soft magnetic materials; - intermetallics;
- Al-based structural materials; - nanocomposites, etc.

Processing techniques :
- nanocrystalization of metallic glasses; - mechanical alloying; - rapid solidification; - severe plastic deformation; - impulse plasma deposition;
- nanopowders consolidation by impulse plasma

Structural characterization by:
- TEM,SEM; - AFM; - X-ray microanalysis; - XRD and other techniques

Properties characterization :
- mechanical properties (microsamples); -corrosion resistance; - magnetic properties; - termal properties

Recent developments in modelling of :
- texture formation in nanocrystalline magnets; - crystallographic structure of nanomaterials; -anisotropy of elasto-plastic properties of metal alloys after sever plastic deformation; - soft magnetic nanocrystaline materials for high temperature applications

Human resources
The academic staff of the Centre amounts to 45 persons and includes: 7 tenured professors, 8 professors and doctors with habilitation (D.Sc.) and 30 associate professors with PhD. They are supported by 25 technical and administrative staff members.

Training possibility
The exchange programmes with other European centres, allow trainings and studies held in the Centre, available to students and young scientists. Additionally, the Centre offers trainings in operation of specialised equipment available in the Centre.

Scientific co-operation
NanoCentre continues the multilateral co-operation with numerous scientific centres in Poland and abroad, mostly in Europe. The Centre collaborates with over 30 laboratories across Europe. Over the last 4 years, 29 international joint projects were carried out. The projects are related to scientific research and the exchange of young scientists and students, frequently are carried out within the European programmes. There is a growing interest in visiting the Centre - in 2002 year over 50 foreign scientists arrived to carry out the research, lectures or for exchange of ideas and experience.

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