Projekty Photo-Piezo-ActUators based on Light Sensitive COMposite

Photo-Piezoelectric microswitch based on a photosensitive composite
Nazwa projektuNanomateriały

01Project description

PULSE-COM aims to discover technological breakthroughs in the field of photoactivated devices and their use in a new research area - photoactivated piezoelectricity. The project will investigate and improve the properties of novel low-cost photomobile polymeric films (PMP) in combination with modern lead-free piezoelectrics (PZL) to produce novel composite materials for a wide range of applications. Based on the experimental research and modelling of the properties of composite materials, project teams will begin designing, prototyping and experimentally characterising photo-piezo-actuators (PMP-PZL). The project, through interdisciplinary research, will explore the use of appropriate materials and strategies in the optical systems to increase and attune light absorption, resulting in improved PMP device performance.
The piezoelectric composite will be optimised with targeted electromechanical models and innovative growth processes to improve its performance and thus sensitivity in combination with PMP. The PMP-PZL device will be integrated with more complex optoelectronic systems.
The project will result in prototypes of systems based on meso scale photo-active machines, including opto-switches and opto-microvalves, reconfigurable optical networks and Photoenergy Harvesting Systems.

The project is executed within the framework of the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 863227.

02Members of the scientific and industrial consortium

- Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
- Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L’energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
- Universite Grenoble Alpes
- Cedrat Technologies Sa
- Sitex 45 Srl
- Institutul National De Cercetare Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica Laserilor Plasmei Si Radiatiei
- Centrum Badań I Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu S.A.
- Ayming

03Project data

Execution period: 01.12.2019 – 30.11.2022
Total eligible project cost: 2 980 015.00 Euro
Amount of co-financing: 2 980 015.00 Euro
Own contribution: 0.00 Euro