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.
OntoCommons - Ontology Commons Ecosystem Toolkit
OntoCommons is an H2020 CSA project dedicated to the standardisation of data documentation across all domains related to materials and manufacturing.
In-No-Plastic: Innovative approaches towards prevention, removal and reuse of marine plastic litter
In-No-Plastic’s goal is to develop and demonstrate nano-, micro, and macro-plastic clean-up technologies in the aquatic ecosystems.
ICEMAN - Anti-Icing Sustainable Solutions by Development and Application of Icephobic Coatings
Ice formation and accretion present serious, sometimes catastrophic, safety issues in industrial applications where the use of composite components has already become common, e.g. wind turbine blades, aircrafts, UAVs, but also in the case of electric and telecommunication infrastructure as well as other composite and metal constructions exposed to supercooled water droplets, both on the ground and in the air. The IceMan project focuses on applications for UAVs but it has a great potential for transferring the foreseen results to wind turbine blades and other applications.
SINTEF researchers awarded the prestigious RCS Horizon award
Chemists all over the world can now grow virtual crystals with the new software CrystalGrower. SINTEF's Duncan Akporiaye and Bjørnar Arstad are among the researchers that developed the software and were awarded this year's Horizon award for their achievement. The award is given by The Royal Chemistry Society (RCS).
What does a rock climbing belay device have in common with a subsea cable installation vessel?
The answer is that both can cause torsion, meaning the climbing rope or cable will start to twist. Up until now, no-one could explain why this happened. However, two enthusiastic researchers, who happen to be rock climbers, made it their business to solve the mystery.
Searching for the secret to more efficient solar cells
The search for the perfect solar cell is not yet over. Norwegian researchers are now adopting a new approach to the cells’ raw material, crystalline silicon, with the aim of making the electricity-generating cells even more efficient.