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Ultra Conductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Wire

UltraWire (Ultra Conductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Wire) is the European Commission 7th Framework Programme (EC FP7) project (Grant Agreement No. 609057), with 14 partners from industry and academia that started on the 1st October 2013 and it will run until 30th September 2016. The aim of the project is to develop a copper nanocarbon composite with significantly improved overall properties, including electrical, thermal and mechanical performances over bulk copper using production process that will be scalable to large volume manufacture.


The most common traditional materials used in electrical energy distribution systems are copper and copper alloys. Modern applications show an increasing demand for better heat and electric current carrying capacity at the level beyond copper base materials. Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene have attracted attention due to their high electrical, thermal conductivity and exceptional mechanical properties. It would appear that combining copper with high performance nanocarbons towards composite materials could offer immediate solution to problems encountered currently.



UltraWire Open Day 2015 Workshop 


17th September 2015 - Cambridge, UK


The first UltraWire Open Day 2015 Workshop is planned for the 17th September 2015 at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


This is the first opportunity to learn about some of the EC FP7 UltraWire project preliminary results, meet project partners and project management and present your nano-carbon metal composite research.


To register your interest, receive more information and an invitation for the UltraWire Open Day 2015 Workshop please contact Dr Bojan Boskovic, UltraWire Exploitation and Dissemination Manager: info@ultrawire.eu


 

  • National Grid
  • Nexans
  • Wieland-Werke AG
  • Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd
  • Aurubis
  • KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG
  • University of Cambridge
  • Invro Limited
  • PE Interantional
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Aalto University – School of Chemical Technology
  • Outotec (Finland) Oy
  • AGH University of Science and Technology