Project: Traceable quantitative surface chemical analysis for industrial applications

Accurate chemical measurements at surfaces are vital for all areas of engineering and industry that rely on surface analysis. This includes microelectronics, the development of corrosion resistant materials in aerospace, the assessment of the toxicity of medical implants and the design of industrial catalysts. The properties of a surface and of the bulk material can be markedly different, with bonding, wettability, cell adhesion and reactivity all radically affected by surface chemistry. This project will provide reference materials and develop methods for the highest priority industrial applications leading to cost and time improvements for many industrial processes across Europe.

Acronym IND15 SurfChem (Reference Number: IND15)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Coordinator Germany
2 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
5 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
6 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
7 Chalmers tekniska hoegskola AB Observer Sweden
8 ION-TOF Technologies GmbH Observer Germany
9 Kratos Analytical Limited Observer United Kingdom
10 Scienion AG Observer Germany
11 Specs Surface Nano Analysis GmbH Observer Germany
12 FOCUS GmbH Geräte zur Elektronenspektroskopie und Oberflächenanalytik Observer Germany
13 Chalmers tekniska hoegskola AB Sweden