Real-time evaluation of nanomaterial production at industrial scale

Advances in nanotechnology and materials science have led to an array of novel nanomaterials and thin films with a variety of potential applications. Characterisation of the dimensions, structure and chemical composition of these nanomaterials is central for optimising their functional performance. Towards this goal, the EU-funded NanoQI project aims to advance X-ray characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction analysis and X-ray reflectometry for industrial access. Although widely employed in research, technical limitations hamper the use of these techniques in industrial material development and production assessment processes. The NanoQI technology’s capacity for real-time evaluation of nanomaterial properties in industrial applications will improve reproducibility and yield and upscale nanomaterial production.

Relevant links:


European Material Characterisation Council 

Characterisation is a central pillar across the spectrum from research development via engineering and up scaling to production and product quality control, with EMCC working on providing support of establishing a community of European stakeholders in the process of developing and improving characterisation tools in order to bring the development of nanomaterials and advanced materials in Europe into end products more successfully.

NanoQI project establishes relevant connections with other EU projects:


RealNano is an ambitious 36-month project that will develop novel and fast real-time nano-characterization materials tools & methodologies based on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Raman Spectroscopy, Imaging Photoluminescence and Laser Beam Induced Current Mapping that will be integrated to in-line R2R (Roll-to-Roll) Printing and OVPD (Organic Vapor Phase Deposition) Pilot-to-Production Lines (PPLs) for characterization of Organic & Printed Electronics (OE) nanolayers, devices & products during their manufacturing.


The EU research project NanoBat aims to develop a novel nanotechnology toolbox for quality testing of Li-ion and beyond Lithium batteries with the potential to redefine battery production in Europe and worldwide. The targeted radio frequency (RF)-nanoscale techniques will be faster and more accurately calibrated than existing methods. The project will significantly reduce the costs of battery production thus greatly benefiting the evolving clean energy and e-mobility transition in Europe.

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