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PLUG IN NANO

PLUG IN NANO

In progress

Project type

FUI 13

Project holder

Radiall

Partners

Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Non-members Partners

Armines, HEF, PSA Peugeot Citroën

Challenges

Gold is an important material in cable connectors because it is inert, highly conductive, and highly malleable. But price volatility makes it hard for cable makers to plan production costs--essential for their business strategies. The connector industry spends some €9.6 billion on gold every year, at today's gold price of €41,000/kg. So an alternative material would have major scope for delivering considerable cost savings.

Objectives

The Plug In Nano project aims to develop breakthrough technology that can replace the gold in connectors, initially for high-frequency and automobile applications. The project team will look at wet and dry deposition systems and develop measurement devices to characterize the electrical and mechanical properties of the coatings used in the target applications.

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Budget

4,749 K€

Duration

42 month

Human resources allocated

42.4 men/year