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Institute: Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS

Cost effective FCL using advanced superconducting tapes for future HVDC grids
Nákladovo efektívne obmedzovače skratových prúdov využívajúce pokročilé supravodivé pásky pre budúce vysokonapäťové jednosmerne rozvodné siete
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: doc. Ing. Gömöry Fedor DrSc.
Annotation:Sustainability of energy systems goes through high penetration of renewable energy with huge volumes of electricity to transmit over long distances. The most advanced solution is the HVDC Supergrid. But fault currents remain an issue even if DC circuit breakers have emerged. These are not satisfying, whereas Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SCFCLs) using REBCO tapes bring an attractive solution. SCFCLs have already proved their outstanding performances in MVAC systems, with a few commercial devices in service. However, present REBCO conductors cannot be readily used at very high voltages: the electrical field under current limitation is too low and leads to too long tapes and high cost. FASTGRID aims to improve and modify the REBCO conductor, in particular its shunt, in order to significantly enhance (2 to 3 times) the electric field and so the economical SCFCL attractiveness. A commercial tape will be upgraded to reach a higher critical current and enhanced homogeneity as compared to today’s standards. For safer and better operation, the tape’s normal zone propagation velocity will be increased by at least a factor of 10 using the patented current flow diverter concept. The shunt surface will also be functionalized to boost the thermal exchanges with coolant. This advanced conductor will be used in a smart DC SCFCL module (1 kA, 50 kV). This one will include new functionalities and will be designed as sub-element of a real VDC device. In parallel to this main line of work, developments will be carried out on a promising breakthrough path: ultra high electric field tapes based on sapphire substrates. FASTGRID will bring this to the next levels of technology readiness. In conclusion, FASTGRID project aims at improving significantly existing REBCO conductor architecture to make SCFCLs economically attractive for HVDC Supergrids. However, availability of such an advanced conductor will have an impact on virtually all other applications of HTS tapes.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 30.6.2020

Advanced superconducting motor experimental demonstrator
Pokročilý experimentálny model supravodivého motora
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Mgr. Pardo Enric PhD.
Duration: 1.5.2017 - 30.4.2020

Príprava a vlastnosti supravodivých, magnetických, a dielektrických vrstiev pre kryoelektronické štruktúry
Program: Inter-governmental agreement
Project leader: Ing. Chromik Štefan DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Towards Oxide-Based Electronics
Smerom k elektronike na báze oxidov
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Chromik Štefan DrSc.
Duration: 1.2.2016 - 30.4.2018

Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium
Uskutočňovanie aktivít popísaných v Ceste k fúzii počas Horizon2020 cestou spoločného programu členov konzorcia EUROfusion
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Ing. Vojenčiak Michal PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2018

Accelerator research and innovation for european science and society
Výskum a inovácie urýchľovačov pre európsku vedu a spoločnosť
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Mgr. Seiler Eugen PhD
Duration: 1.5.2017 - 30.4.2021

Highly Safe GaN Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Transistor Switch
Vysokobezpečný GaN MOS spínací tranzistor
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: Ing. Kuzmík Ján DrSc.
Duration: 1.10.2015 - 31.10.2018

Development of new designed transparent conductive electrodes for organic electronics
Vývoj nových vodivých priehladných elektród pre organickú elektroniku
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: Ing. Fröhlich Karol DrSc.
Annotation:Subject of the proposed project is preparation of new transparent conductive electrodes with high transparency and low sheet resistance for organic photovoltaic's (OPVs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). The project will focus on five issues; i) electrode design ii) synthesis of conductive electrodes; iii) fabrication, characterization and optimization of transparent electrodes; iv) fabrication and characterization of OPVs and OLEDs to test the performance of the prepared transparent conductive electrodes; v) encapsulation. We will prepare OPVs and OLEDs with incorporated novel electrode design and test the performances of the devices when the electrode materials will be deposited on glass and/or flexible substrate. Transparent conductive electrodes will be based either on organic Ag-nanowire network -organic multilayered structure or on atomic layer deposited Al-doped ZnO films. The electrodes will be characterized and optimized by measuring the sheet resistance and light transmission. The sheet resistance of the electrode should be adjusted to below 12 Ω and 50 Ω sq−1 for organic and Al-doped ZnO films transparent electrodes, respectively. Finally, OPVs and OLEDs will be encapsulated using atomic layer deposited thin films and their performance will be examined. Proposed project includes two different approaches of transparent conducting electrodes preparation for OPVs and PLEDs. Evaluation of performance of these two types of electrodes presents important and unique output of the project. As a result of the project A step to commercialization of new transparent conductive electrodes, OPVs and OLEDs will be achieved through international collaboration. Funding of the proposed project will create seed for setting up a new research on flexible electronics, Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs), and nanotechnology applications in electronic and photonics for both partners.
Duration: 1.2.2017 - 31.1.2020

Hooking together European research in atomic layer deposition
Zachytenie spoločného európskeho výskumu v nanášaní po atomárnych vrstvách
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Fröhlich Karol DrSc.
Duration: 4.12.2014 - 4.12.2018

The total number of projects: 9