Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Fraunhofer IPA and AIST Kansai, Japan started a three year research and development cooperation

28.06.2013
Fraunhofer IPA and AIST Kansai to cooperate in the field of new materials and energy related applications

After several years of knowledge exchange and a first successful joint development in the field of carbon nanotubes actuators, which resulted in demonstration of carbon nanotube based micro pipette presented at Nanotech Japan 2013, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Kansai (AIST Kansai), Japan, started a three year research and development cooperation in the field of functional materials and energy related applications.

The project was officially started at the public kick-off seminar held on 19th March 2013 in Osaka, Japan. The joint activities are funded by the ”Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung“ (BMBF) and ”New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization” (NEDO).

The project partner set it as a goal to jointly develop new nanocarbon based materials and to prove their applicability in energy related devices. In this sense a great interest is given to supercapacitor buffer systems that can be utilized as amendment to the main battery in electric and hybrid vehicles.
As a target such buffer system should be charged extremely fast, has long service life and the superior power density in comparison to battery systems. Additionally, in order to investigate the potential multifunctionality of materials and devices, performance related to actuation, sensing, and energy harvesting will be taken into consideration.

Both project partners will work closely together for the next three years and complement each other’s competencies. Fraunhofer IPA’s focus will be the construction of the complete system, integration of the materials and components as well as the project coordination, whereas AIST will focus on the development of materials and their characterization. At the end of the project, as the final outcome, a demonstrator will be presented to the public.

Contact:
M. Sc. Urszula Kosidlo | Telefon +49 711 970-3625 | urszula.kosidlo@ipa.fraunhofer.de | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ivica Kolaric | Telefon +49 711 970-3729 | ivica.kolaric@ipa.fraunhofer.de | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA

Jörg Walz | Fraunhofer-Institut
Further information:
http://www.ipa.fraunhofer.de

More articles from Materials Sciences:

nachricht Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump
14.11.2018 | Rice University

nachricht Automated adhesive film placement and stringer integration for aircraft manufacture
15.11.2018 | Fraunhofer IFAM

All articles from Materials Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: UNH scientists help provide first-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.

Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...

Im Focus: A Chip with Blood Vessels

Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.

Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...

Im Focus: A Leap Into Quantum Technology

Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.

In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...

Im Focus: Research icebreaker Polarstern begins the Antarctic season

What does it look like below the ice shelf of the calved massive iceberg A68?

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.

Im Focus: Penn engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure

Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

09.11.2018 | Event News

On the brain’s ability to find the right direction

06.11.2018 | Event News

European Space Talks: Weltraumschrott – eine Gefahr für die Gesellschaft?

23.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Purdue cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

16.11.2018 | Health and Medicine

Good preparation is half the digestion

16.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Microscope measures muscle weakness

16.11.2018 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>