ForschungSchool for Additive Manufacturing
Functional nanoswitches for additively manufactured materials

Functional nanoswitches for additively manufactured materials

Jahr:  2020
Förderung:  Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture
Supervisor:Prof. Dr. techn. Franz Renz


Projekt ID:14
Location:Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Anorganische Chemie (ACI)    


In the development of new Additive Manufacturing processes, the integration of precision optical functions places the highest demands on manufacturing tolerances. The required selective modern materials require an adaptation of the properties to a certain effect. Complex nanoswitches offer such physico-chemical property changes. Nanoswitches are able to change between different energetic electronic states physically and chemically. In doing so, properties such as refractive index, color, size, modulus of elasticity etc. change.    


Within the PhD project, components with functionalized areas based on complex nanoswitches are to be realized using additive Manufacturing. Potential applications include refractive index adaptations, thermal-optical actuators, intelligent materials using hystereses, information storage and others. These nano-composite compounds are to be developed in the steps of synthesis, analysis, application and evaluation and evaluated in their application potential.