The National Research Council is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. At CSIC multidisciplinary research is developed and promoted for scientific and technological progress. Three institutes are involved in the project: the Institute for Ceramic and Glass, the Institute of Material Science, and the Rocasolano Physical Chemistry Institute. CSIC is in charge of the Scientific and the Administrative Coordination of the project. They also participate in the modelling of magnets, as well as providing characterization of ex-situ samples.
The National Research Council is the largest public research institution in Italy. Their mission is to perform, promote, spread, transfer, and improve research activities for the development of the country. Two institutes will be involved: the Institute for the Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds (ICCOM) and the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism (IMEM). CNR is in charge of the actual assembling of magnets and studying their magnetic and morphological properties.
The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. Their mission is to accumulate and disseminate knowledge to the benefit of society. The role of JSI in the project is the study of the influence of composition and processing on the micro and nano-structure of permanent magnets.
Petroceramics S.p.A. is an Italian SME with decennial experience in industrial problematic and challenges in material sciences. It is stand-alone, dynamic, and one of the most advanced companies in Europe in the field of advanced technical ceramic materials. Petroceramics contributes in the fabrication of magnetic particles as well as offering support with performance issues and product development throughout the project and in particular in the up-scaling phase.
Institutt for Energiteknikk is Norway’s national centre for energy technology. In particular, the Physics Department at IFE is a national centre for materials research using neutron scattering techniques, from soft condensed matter to energy materials. Their role in AMPHIBIAN is to use their expertise on ball milling techniques for producing and processing the ferrite-based hybrid powders that will later be used for manufacturing dense magnets.
The Complutense University of Madrid is the largest public university in Spain. The UCM Institute of Applied Magnetism does research focused on magnetic materials and their application. Their role involves the preparation of soft magnetic powder with optimal particle size and conditions, and hybrid ferrite-metal powders. They are also be in charge of the development of methods to control the soft magnetic material microstructure, particle size, and geometry.
General Numerics Research Lab e.V. is a private non-commercial research institution based in Germany. Their main expertise is numerical simulation of various physical and technological processes, including ferromagnetic systems, structural defects in bulk crystals and epitaxially grown films, and mechanical, thermal, and electromagnetic properties of various devices on a macroscopic scale. They play a major role in mesoscopic micromagnetic simulations of bulk nanocomposites, and carry out other numerical simulations needed.
Aarhus University is Denmark’s second oldest university. Their main task is research at the highest international level, education of students, and nursing of talents. The specific work of the project will be undertaken by the Department of Chemistry and iNano, which has decades of experience in synthesis of new materials. They are developing neutron powder diffraction instrumentation, and they host a broad range of equipment for structural characterisation. They will assist in the characterising magnetic properties of materials.
Max Baermann GmbH is a privately owned company based in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. They do development activities, material manufacturing and production of magnets, and injection molding tools. Their role in the project is compounding new magnetic powders with polymers, testing magnetic properties, design and production of manufacturing tools, and assisting in the up-scaling and recycling processes.
ADParticles is a technology-based company and a spin-off of CSIC with greater international commercial presence. They specialize in maximising the effectiveness of nanoparticles by means of dry dispersion. Based on their expertise in up-scaling the production of hybrid powders, their role is that of up-scaling materials to provide pre-industrial batches, attending to life cycle assessments as well as policy and safety.
WattsUp Power AS is a Danish SME that commercializes energy storage devices especially aimed at renewable energies. They specialize in the fabrication and sale of flywheels for this purpose, and their expertise ranges from simulation and design of the components to the actual manufacturing and testing of the devices. They are in charge of the development of the demonstrator flywheel.