Nanocomposite multifunctional materials

Organisation

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin

al. Piastów 19
70-313 Szczecin
Polska

Reference number
CO/1329

The Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) and Institute of Mechanical Technology (IMT) group specialists working primarily on:

  • innovative nanocomposite multifunctional materials (powders, coatings and volume materials, Metal Matrix Composites);

  • manufacturing nanostructural carbides, borides and nitrides via sol-gel technique (TiC, TiN, TiB2, Mo2C, TiC-SiC-Si3N4, TiC-TiB2, microcapsules TiC-Mo2C);

  • manufacturing nanostructural Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) using Rapid Prototyping and Selective laser Sintering and Melting Technologies (nc-TiC/Steel, nc-TiC/Ti, nc-TiC-TiB2/steel and others);

  • modelling of nanocomposites using Final Element Method to determine stress distribution in heterogeneous or continuous structures;

  • designing shape geometry and choosing the set of mechanical properties of material to ensure good interaction in the implant/tools/hydraulic parts-environment systems.

The group has:

  • internationally recognized expertise in Materials Science/Chemistry/Engineering;

  • developed a methodology for designing and modelling nanocomposite materials;

  • developed their own original approach to a special subclass of composites – hetero-modulus ceramics, and has developed an original sol-gel method of synthesis of nanomaterials, nanocomposites in the form of powder and coatings in the Ti-Si-V- B-C-N-O system;

  • has developed its own original approach to kinetic analysis of synthesis, oxidation, carbonization, and design of manufacturing technology for these nanocomposite materials;

  • expertise in morphological, structural, mechanical, bio-tribo-corrosional characterisation of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.

IMSE is involved in many international and national projects, and cooperates with different sectors of industry.

The IMSCE research infrastructure consists of well equipped modern adapted to developing novel nanostructural composite materials using various coating techniques, morphological, mechanical and gas barrier characterization of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.


The expertise offered includes:

  • research on manufacturing nanostructural carbides, borides and nitrides via sol-gel technique in powders form (TiC, TiN, TiB2, Mo2C, TiC-SiC-Si3N4, TiC-TiB2, microcapsules TiC-Mo2C);

  • manufacturing nanostructural Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) using Rapid Prototyping and Selective laser Sintering and Melting Technologies (nc-TiC/Steel, nc-TiC/Ti, nc-TiC-TiB2/steel and others);

  • structural and morphological mechanical, bio-tribo-corrosional characterization of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials;

  • modelling of the nanocomposites using Final Element Method to determine stress distribution in heterogeneous or continuous structures;

  • designing shape geometry and selection of mechanical properties of materials to ensure good interaction in the implants/tools/hydraulic parts - environment systems;

  • kinetic analysis of synthesis, oxidation, carbonization and other processes.

 

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