Everything on Earth is made up of atoms – the sea, the mountains, the atmosphere, and the human bodies. Nanotechnology is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Manipulating matter at nano-scale level can bring huge differences and changes at the macro-scale which we can easily experience. Incorporating nanosized materials in material systems can enable tailoring of their properties of the resulting system.
Nanomaterials can be classified by their total number of nanoscopic dimensions. Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials are materials consisting of a single layer or small number of atomic layers resulting in one of their three dimensions being in the nano-scale. Most commonly these 2D material have a platelet-sheet form. Such materials promise exceptional properties such as strength, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity.
Following two decades of explosive R&D interest on nanomaterials, nanotechnology products such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc. are increasingly becoming available in the commercial market. Such nanotechnology products promise applicability and benefits in many fields, such as aerospace, defense, transportation, automotive, energy, environment and many more.
In HEATPACK, the scope of our work is to leverage the advancements made the past years in the production and commercialization of these nanomaterials and create nano-enabled products that harness the potential promised by nanotechnology and deliver competitive characteristics and improved performance. We aim at developing new advanced materials for Thermal Interfaces, where efficient heat conduction is sought, utilizing mature nanotechnology products and incorporating them through a nano-modification approach in polymers, creating new products complying to applicable regulations and market expectations. This nano-modification approach offers an efficient way to deliver BIG results by adding… nanoparticles. Changing the properties of an existing material or enabling an extra one is not a simple thing! Materials selection and engineering, transformation processes and design of composites are a few of the know-how pool employed to deliver significant results in terms of their properties and applications.
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