Sub-line SL3

Innovative colloidal processing technologies.

This sub-line focuses the manufacture of advanced ceramics with tailored microstructures focusing properties. All kinds of applications (energy, photonics, structural, magnetic, electronics, biomaterials, etc), are envisaged since all of them share identical issues and problems with regard to shaping and sintering processes. Special attention is given to the relationships between shaping and microstructure in order to enhance the properties, focusing on the nanoscale and microscale development of microstructure and the production of multimaterials and/or multifunctional systems. Innovative colloidal processing technologies for the production of defect-free bulk bodies, coatings and laminates of a broad variety of materials, including oxides and non-oxide ceramics, as well as metals to formulate ceramic-ceramic and ceramic-metal composites are in focus.