Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) Department with is 170 researchers and engineers, to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on three thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, sustainable composite materials and manufacturing and process technologies, including scientific instrumentation.
The department also features two high- tech platforms, one focusing on composites and one providing characterization and testing. Both platforms are open to LIST research staff as well as other Luxembourgish stakeholders. Lastly, the department leverages its charged particle beam expertise through the development of new nano-imaging and nano-analysis technologies.
LIST’s Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics (AINA) focuses on the development of scientific instruments based on charged particle beams and correlative workflows taking advantage of these instruments. AINA’s R&D activity covers fundamental investigations, instrument development and application development. The targeted fields of application for the instrumentation and methodologies developed by the technology line are nano- imaging, nano-analysis and in-situ process control for nano-fabrication.
LIST’s Process Engineering and Prototyping Platform offers a unique variety of expertise and pools cutting-edge equipment for coating, thin films, particle engineering, nano-fabrication, prototyping and functional measurements. The Materials Characterization and Testing Platform offers a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in:
Making smart nanocarriers applicable to the pharmaceutical industry through the development of an innovative mechano-chemical process
AFTB project aims to create the required conditions for the uptake of adhesive free Engineered Wood Products by the construction industry.
Coupling in Multifunctional ferroic materials
Cold spray of metallic coating on polymer and composite material
Mastering the faults in type P transparent semiconductor oxides
Mechanical recycling of polylactide for new applications
Durability of Polymer Based Composite Materials and Structures
New approaches for a green compatibilization of immiscible blends of PLA and ABS
Developing an innovative programmable high-throughput peptide microarray technology for next generation precision medicine.
Design a new generation of durable electrodes for fuel cells
Development of Correlative Microscopy methods for toxicant location at cellular and subcellular level
Developing a space deployable 1D focal plane detector for a compact magnetic sector mass spectrometer as key technology for in order to lunar ice and regolith elementary analysis.
New Nanocomposite Coatings for Fire Retardant Applications
A multidisciplinary, intersectoral and international research training network focused on the full spectrum of composite materials.
Elaborer des revêtements hybrides antibactériens
MASSENA, focus on materials for sensing and energy harvesting, corner stones of modern society.
Creating a network of stakeholders from industry, research and university active in the European materials sector
Development of an innovative industrial process to protect steel against corrosion
To adapt and pursue the development of the mass spectrometry technology developed by LIST for space applications
NACHOS is dedicated to the development of new passivation contacts for silicon solar cells and characterizing them by new techniques for correlative nanoanalytics.
Nanomaterial toxicity - The role of surface properties and released ions for uptake and effects
Nano electronics for pH control and ultra-dense electrochemical synthesis
Developing new high-temperature performance PVD coatings for high speed machining technology
Towards novel non-toxic and antimicrobial coatings for spacecraft indoors
Developing a new integrated, optimised instrument to provide a comprehensive physico-chemical characterisation of nanoparticles.
PNANO4BONE, Nanocarriers and ionized gas applied together to scaffolds for bone regeneration
Assessment of innovative techniques for direct printing of thermal and strain sensors onto spacecraft parts.
Towards an international and sustainable collaboration enabling industrial applications of pulsed plasma surface treatment technologies.
Towards an industrial application of 3D-printed structural composite materials
Development of a single 3D model for the analysis of soil microstructures at high resolution
Improving the preservation properties of transparent flexible food packaging using a new technique of light-transparent and gas-impermeable coating.
Define the experimental conditions for a better characterization of the material’s composition & structure on a very small scale based on a process using ultra-low energy ion beams
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Cross-sectional characterization of the conversion layer formed on AA2024-T3 by a lithium-leaching coating
MSPolyCalc: A web-based App for polymer mass spectrometry data interpretation. The case study of a pharmaceutical excipient