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  • Nanomaterials, advanced materials, computational design, synthesis, characterization, multiscale tool

    Experimental and computational platform for design, synthesis, proof of concept and characterization of nanoparticles and nanomaterials to develop advanced multifunctional materials. Equipped with computational design and experimental instruments and installations, it includes multiscale tools to identify synthesis routes and predict final properties.

      MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

    • Characterization platform:E-SEM, AFM, DRX, nanopartices characterization equipment
    • Chemical Reactor based on supercritical fluids
    • Computational tools for design and prediction
    • Heat treatment programmable furnaces
    • Hydrothermal synthesis system of nanoparticles (two reactors)

    SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET

    Cement composites performance prediction and improvement

    Development of models and computational toolkits, based on data extracted from existing structures, laboratory studies and scientific databases, for the prediction of the performance of cement composites on relevant environments and the development of improved materials.

    Design, development and characterization of active sol-gel materials, coatings

    Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional silica based coatings, microcapsules for embedding sensors or Smart reléase of chemicals, functionalized nanoparticles and aerogels; particularly, those oriented to the construction sector.

    Design, modelling and synthesis of nanoparticles

    Conceptualization and digital design of tailor made nanoparticles. Computational modelling to predict their properties and stability. Synthesis using traditional sol gel or solvothermal processes or new technologies such as continuous flow supercritical fluid reactors. Chemical and physical characterization of the resulting products..

    Design,development and characterization of additives for cement composites

    Design and synthesis of tailor made additives for special cements and high performance materials using computational simulation tools, innovative synthesis methods such as supercritical fluids technology and advanced characterization technique.

    ENTITY MANAGING THE ASSET

    FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Contact person:
    Juanjose gaitero