H2020 grant signed by the University of Hull

INFINITY – Indium-Free Transparent Conducting Oxides for Glass and Plastic Substrates.

This three year programme will explore the replacement in indium-based materials that are currently used in display technologies.

It will bring together the sol-gel chemistry developed at The Welding Institute in Cambridge with the laser interaction expertise of the University of Hull, to produce printed patterns of material that are laser sintered to form conducting tracks.

This work falls into the H2020 main pillar “Societal Challenges” and is a response to the call for a “sustainable supply of raw materials” as indium has been classified as an at-risk material.

Other partners include INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Germany, L’Urederra and Tecnan in Spain, Epivalence Ltd in the UK and end users Flexenable (formally Plastic Logic) and Belectric.  The total value of this EU action exceeds €4m.

Dr Howard Snelling (PI) and Dr Chris Walton (CI) from the Department of Physics and Mathematics have been awarded a total of €620k to complete this work.

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