BCMATERIALS brings together researchers from leading groups in Magnetic Materials, Inorganic Materials, Polymers and Crystallography, awarded as Excellence Research Groups by the Basque Government Department of Education. BCMaterials is currently composed of 37 members, which have in total over 800 publications on indexed journals and have pioneered the use of large research facilities in the Basque Country.
The Division of Materials Theory of Uppsala University has an extensive expertise on theoretical modelling of materials, reaching from bulk structures to surfaces and down to the scale of molecules covering different classes of materials such as transition metals, alloys and semiconductors.
The objective of Center for Integrated Sensor Systems of the Danube University Krems is to investigate concepts and methodologies for smart sensors, their design, interconnection, and application. In NOVAMAG it will perform micromagnetic finite element simulation relating the microstructure of possible new materials with the hysteresis properties.
The International Center in Critical Raw Materials of University of Burgos is an expert partner in advanced materials, nanomaterials, energy, integrated computational engineering, environmental compatibility, eco-innovation, multiscale modelling, life-cycle modelling and assessment of material. It will lead the Design/Discovery of New Rare Earth-Free/Lean Uniaxial Phases
The solid-state theory group in the department of applied physics of Tohoku University has been active in the field of rare-earth based permanent magnet, the group has an expertise on first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations of crystal field parameters to estimate magnetic anisotropy energy of rare-earth ions, and on an atomic-scale Langau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) simulation technique.
Functional Materials Research Group of Technical University of Darmstadt will apply its expertise in fabrication, characterization, manufacturing and recycling new magnets by advanced synthesis of single crystals for magnetic measurements, reactive crucible approach (high-throughput bulk screening), field assisted processing and growth processes.
The Magnetics Group at the University of Delaware has 26 year of experience in the fabrication and characterization of advanced permanent magnets and magnetic nanoparticles for different applications.
National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos” is active in nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics. It provides a unique environment to promote and support world-class multidisciplinary basic and applied research, while forging ties with industry and SMEs it promotes the transfer of innovation to the market.
The Fraunhofer project group IWKS is the strategic research group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies. IWKS will produce and characterize bulk magnets on the lab and pilot scale based on the materials that have been successfully modelled and screened. This includes production of starting alloys using arc and induction melting as well as melt spinning, in order to produce samples in the gram and kilogram scale.
CEA-LITEN / LMA (Advanced Materials Laboratory) is working on magnetic material by powder metallurgy. It has the possibility to use two different platforms: “Poudr’Innov” and “Magnet” which are dedicated to the exploration of new markets in powder metallurgy
The Israel Institute of Metals is a part of Technion Research and Development Foundation which is fully owned by IIT and operating within its walls to interact with the industry. IIT’s role in NOVAMAG will be oriented towards fabrication and scalability.
MBN Nanomaterialia is an SME producing advanced material and nanostructured materials by high energy ball milling. MBN will be involved in the initial screening, in the development on the material process and the final upscale of the material production.
In injection moulding magnets ARELEC have a strong know how on compound manufacturing, anisotropic mould design, ferrite and rare earth material. The main applications for these materials are sensor and motor magnets. In terms of markets, automotive industry is the most important but also electric motors, house appliance and various industries.
Centro Ricerche FIAT is an industrial research organization having the mission to promote, develop and transfer innovation for providing competitiveness to its partners within the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) group.
Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co KG is a leading global manufacturer of advanced magnetic materials and related products including sintered rare earth permanent magnets as well as melt spun amorphous or nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys. VAC is the largest producer of sintered Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co magnets in Europe