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NANO2021-Nanoteknologi og nye materiale

Clay nanolayers for encapsulation of drops or nanoparticles

Alternative title: Leire nanolag for innkapsling av dråper eller nanopartikler

Awarded: NOK 11.6 mill.

The project will develop and fabricate clay micro-/nano-capsules for non-toxic transport and controlled delivery of nanoparticles or molecules (such as bioactive agents) in droplets. Advantages of clay particles for many applications are due to their easy modification and nano-scale functionalization. Clays are unique in combining pronounced 2D shape anisotropy, high ionic exchange, molecular sorption capacity and huge effective surface areas with a "patchy" functionality at the nano-scale. Clay minerals are natural, they are proven stable during geological timescales, they are ?green? and non-toxic and in terms of morphology they are the natural sibling of graphene oxide. This extraordinary property profile of clays bears a large unexploited potential in materials technology, so the research in this project might have a short way to real-life applications. The project has 5 Work Pakckages: WP1 Characterization of clay nanolayers; WP2 Wrapping with clay nanolayers; WP3 Intercalation in nanolayered clay stacks; WP4 Dissemination and RRI; WP5 Project management. The project partners and R&D suppliers are from NTNU-physics and University of Oslo - Chemistry. International project participants are from Univ. Bayreuth-Germany, Univ. Sao Paulo-Brazil, Univ. Copenhagen-Denmark, ISIS-UK, Chalmers Univ. Tech. - Sweden, ESPCI-ParisTech-France. In the advisory group there are participants from relevant industry and materials science.

The proposed project will develop and fabricate clay micro-/nano-capsules for non-toxic transport and controlled delivery of nanoparticles or molecules (such as bioactive agents) in droplets. Advantages of clay particles for many applications are due to their easy modification and nano-scale functionalization. Clays are unique in combining pronounced 2D shape anisotropy, high ionic exchange, molecular sorption capacity and huge effective surface areas with a “patchy” functionality at the nano-scale. Clay minerals are natural, they are proven stable during geological timescales, they are “green” and non-toxic and in terms of morphology they are the natural sibling of graphene oxide. This extraordinary property profile of clays bears a large unexploited potential in materials technology, so the research in this project might have a short way to real-life applications. The project has 5 Work Pakckages: WP1 Characterization of clay nanolayers; WP2 Wrapping with clay nanolayers; WP3 Intercalation in nanolayered clay stacks; WP4 Dissemination and RRI; WP5 Project management. The project partners and R&D suppliers are from NTNU-physics and University of Oslo - Chemistry. International project participants are from Univ. Bayreuth-Germany, Univ. Sao Paulo-Brazil, Univ. Copenhagen-Denmark, ISIS-UK, Chalmers Univ. Tech. - Sweden, ESPCI-ParisTech-France. In the advisory group there are participants from relevant industry and materials science.

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NANO2021-Nanoteknologi og nye materiale