Tensometric thin-film sensors with high sensitivity and durability prepared by magnetron deposition TAČR | TREND

The HiLASE Centre is a proud partner of the new Tensometric thin-film sensors with high sensitivity and durability prepared by magnetron deposition project.

The focus will be, for example, on the use of different types of base materials (substrates), optimization of the adhesion between the barrier layer and the base material, research and development of a sensory layer with high sensitivity and durability, as well as the development of laser structuring for the preparation of a sensory measuring lamella without breaking the dielectric layer and the base material, and the development of local plasma methods for the preparation of the sensory layer contacts. The HiLASE research Centre will focus on the accurate and efficient preparation of strain gauge lamellae in the project.

The project has a multidisciplinary focus, combining two Key Enabling Technologies, namely Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies.

The project also fulfils the goals of the European Green Deal, where the use of special magnetron deposited strain gauge sensors can continuously and stably measure the stability of stressed parts of wind and hydro power plants, which will reduce the need for shutdowns and inspections and increase plant productivity and safety. In this way, magnetron deposited sensor technology contributes to achieving a climate neutral state. The use of laser technology in place of conventional chemical or mechanical processes saves the environment during the production of sensor blades. The use of precise and stable sensors with a high lifetime and the possibility of applying high values, which are a necessity for autonomous driving or the digital twin concept, also fulfils the features for Industry 4.0.

Project number: FW06010462

The project is financed from the TREND programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

The project partners are: The HiLASE Centre | Institute of Physics of the CASHVM PLASMA, spol. s r.o., Masaryk University (MUNI), University of West Bohemia.