SINTEF Industry Materials and Nanotechnology
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Nanotechnology and advanced materials will have a significant impact on solving the grand challenges of our global society and create new business opportunities for existing and new industries. SINTEF has the capability to assist your organization in developing new or improved products with strong competence within structural and functional materials and multi material combinations. Through combination with other relevant competencies in SINTEF we contribute to the development of sustainable value chains in context of a circular economy.
We can test and characterise a wide range of different materials in our laboratories. Materials and components are bent, tensioned and compressed, and go through fracture- and fatigue tests.
We offer laboratory and field testing services in addition to contract research and development. Our laboratories are equipped with modern instruments for coating testing and characterization. Additionally, we have access to a wide range of advanced methods and equipment for coating and surface characterization within the SINTEF group.
Tribology is the multidisciplinary science on wear, friction and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Research in tribology is often highly dependent on the final application. The mission of the Tribology Lab at SINTEF/NTNU is to adapt our knowledge and equipment to our clients’ needs.
GO2DEVICE – Novel (M,Ga)2O3 thin films for two-dimensional electron gas devices
The aim of the GO2DEVICE project is to develop a new transistor for use in the power electronics sector, which has the potential to become faster, smaller and operate at higher power than existing options. Power electronics (PE) play an important role in the collection, delivery and storage of energy, and is a key enabler for energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart grids. Silicon-based PE components have been optimized to the point where further improvements start to be limited by the materials properties themselves, and in order to meet the needs predicted for a sustainable society, new materials are targeted. Among the newest candidates is gallium oxide (Ga2O3), which is a wide bandgap semiconductor with an ultra-high breakdown field.
HyLINE - Safe Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport
Hydrogen, the most abundant chemical substance in the universe, may, as an energy carrier hold the key to the inevitable and needed transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Together with Norway's important role as a major energy provider in Europe comes the obligation to be a main player in this transition.
AEMON - Novel Failure Monitoring System for Marine Applications by including Acoustic Emission
Gear systems are critical in maritime vessels and wind turbines, and damage of components in these systems may lead to catastrophic and costly failure. Today, gears and bearings are often monitored by frequent inspections and manual condition monitoring. However, closed gears are not easily inspected, and in autonomous and remote-controlled vessels and subsea installations, remote condition monitoring is the only option over long periods of time.
Minerals and Materials for a Sustainable Future
For the first time this week, the Nature Research Group, publishers of Nature, will host an international conference in Trondheim in cooperation with NTNU, SINTEF and the Geological Survey of Norway. The theme for the conference, which runs from 11-13 September, is the sustainable use of minerals and materials.
“Peephole” models that can slim down cars
New computer models are solving atomic-scale problems that occur when we fuse two different materials together. This may lead to lighter cars in the future.
How the tide turned on plastic
It wasn’t until World War II that plastic products began to be mass-produced as they are today. The war accelerated the need for new technologies, and plastics came to revolutionise the way we live – providing us with durable, mass-produced and inexpensive commodities. They promised men of the 1950s a vision of the future, and their housewives an easier life. And plastics more than fulfilled their promise. Plastic products have been so successful that we are now literally swimming in them.