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Large area deposition technologies of multifunctional antibacterial and antiviral nanocoatings



Project Title: „ Large area deposition technologies of multifunctional antibacterial and antiviral nanocoatings”

Funding: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Measure “Support for applied research”

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Period: 1 January 2022 – 30 November 2023

Project costs: 500 000,00 EUR

Project implementer: Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia 

Cooperation partner: Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre

Principle Investigator BMC: Dr. biol. A. Zajakina

Project summary:

The aim of this industrial research project is to develop advanced roll-to-roll (hereinafter R2R) physical vapour deposition (PVD) technology for large scale production of a new type of multifunctional antibacterial and antiviral (MABAV) coatings. We propose to produce and investigate MABAV materials in the form of thin films and multilayers with photochromic and transparent conducting multifunctionalities based on rare-earth oxy-hydrides (REHO) as YHO and metal oxides (MO) as ZnO or WO3 (MoO3) in combination with the metal (Cu, Ag, etc.) and deuterium (D) dopants.

Application: smart windows/glass, smart foils/sheets (as partitions and barriers in public places) and transparent electronics applications, including medical devices, with the aim to prevent the diseases in terms of reduction of bacteria and virus prevalence with attention to the SARS-CoV-2 to limit and reduce the spread of this virus and consequently caused illness COVID-19.

Project’s products:

  • Novel R2R deposition technology of MABAV coatings on flexible substrate (results: new technology, patent);
  • Novel REHO and MO thin films and multilayers with advanced MABAV properties (results: scientific articles, new product prototype, patent).

Project’s impact:

The project will contribute to Global R2R Technologies for Flexible Devices Market, Global Smart Glass and Smart Window Market, and Global Semiconductor Market supporting the SARS-CoV-2 spread decline in exploitation of such products as glasses, e-paper, plastic, sheets, foils, touch displays and other devices, where transparent materials must be used, thus having a global impact by sustaining the human health and world economy wellness in general, and ensuring the competitiveness of Latvian science and Industry at the international level.

Information published 03.01.2022.

Mājas lapas izstrādi finansēja ERAF aktivitātes projekts Nr. 2010/0196/2DP/ "Latvijas biomedicīnas pētījumu integrācija Eiropas zinātnes telpā".