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.
The Norwegian industry is among the cleanest in the world and great efforts are made to reduce emissions even further. To this end, many different kinds of challenges must be overcome, and one often overlooked difficulty lies in measurements. The industry relies on measurement data in their endeavor to reduce emissions but when uncertainties are high, the results offer no guidance. The PAHssion project focus on measurements of one group of pollutants called "PAH", Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. The objective is to develop more reliable PAH measurement methods and thereby improve emission control and reporting. This will be achieved by improved analytical performance and reduced uncertainty of measurements.
MAGNIFICENT-Additively manufactured Magnetic High Entropy Alloys for Renewable Electricity
The aim ogf the project is to produce magnetic materials with superior and long-lasting magnetic properties based on high entropy alloys (HEA), using machine learning and additive manufacturing for materials selection and synthesis as well as high throughput materials characterisation at the micro and nano level.
SUFICCS - Superior fatigue stressed chassis components
The goal of the project is to establish technology to make demanding components for automotive, enabling lighter cars with reduced CO2-emission.
ALCoat - Aluminium Extrusions for Coated Automotive Components
The project aims to provide added value to profile- based components by including surface treatment in the processing of these products. The results from the project will be used as a basis to decide if investment in new lines for surface treatment is a viable option to strengthen the position of the industry partners as suppliers of aluminium products to the automotive industry.
3D-PIEZO – Lead-free piezoelectric devices by additive manufacturing (3D printing and multilayer)
The 3D-PIEZO project aims to develop a manufacturing chain for 3D printing and multilayer lamination of piezoelectric elements for ultrasonics and other applications. The project will apply lead-free (Pb-free) high performance piezoelectric ceramic materials. SINTEF is working closely with two small companies: Ceramic Powder Technology AS, a Norwegian producer of advanced ceramic oxide powders, and Cerhum S.A., a Belgian specialist in 3D printing of ceramics