Kategorie: EC

EC-06 Superconductivity and superfluidity

Dr. Lauri Toikka [1]
Bernd Aichner, BSc MSc. [2]

[1] University of Innsbruck
[2] (Universität Wien

Subject area:Physics
What is it: Superconductivity and superfluidity are exciting examples of quantum phenomena occurring on large scales and relatively high temperatures. One of the hallmark quantum phenomena in these systems is the appearance of quantised vortices – typically as a triangular or hexagonal array of miniature `quantum tornados‘ – that most commonly result when a magnetic field penetrates a type II superconductor or when a superfluid is stirred. In this exhibition we present both experimental and theoretical research on vortices in systems with superconducting and superfluid order, and offer a demonstration of a levitating train based on the physics of a hightemperature superconductor.

EC-05 Fog/Edge computing in the context of Industry 4.0

Jan Ruh, Phd Student

TTTech Computertechnik AG

Subject area:Fog/Edge computing
What is it: Industry 4.0 promises increased productivity due to advances in IT/OT technology. FORA is a European Training Network (ETN) which funds and trains 15 PhD candidates in the area of Fog/Edge Computing.

We are going to present the FORA ETN and give a high-level overview of Fog/Edge computing in the context of Industry 4.0. To this end we exhibit a FORA poster and show an informal video featuring the TTTech fog node.

EC-04 Particular Plant Pigments

MSc Cintia Csorba
MSc Muhammad Ahmad

Bioresources Unit, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Subject area: Biology
What is it: The plant family Boraginaceae is known for the various look and application of its members. Ornamental and medicinal plants as well as herbs are found among the 2000 species. In the focus of our research stands the species alkanet, purple viper´s bugloss and viper´s bugloss flowering plants with a particular pigment in their root system. The specific pigment alkannin/shikonin has several medicinal properties which makes it especially useful for accelerating wound-healing. Besides the medical use the vivid red color of the roots caught the attention of our ancestors, thus dried and grinded roots were being used as a natural textile dye. The role of these compounds in the physiology of the plant is not clear yet, hence more research is needed. Because of the growing demand of more products in the medical and cosmeceutical industry we need to enhance the production to fit the needs. An interesting approach for increasing the concentration in our plants is to find interacting microorganisms which could boost the pathways and result in higher yields. At our stand we demonstrate the coloring properties through small experiments, show you an experimental production system and invite you for learning about plant-microbe interactions.

EC-03 Dynamic crystals

Dr. Guangfeng Liu

Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Subject area: Chemistry
What is it: Transformation of energy into motion (work) is one of the basic processes of energy conversion in nature. The processes of actuation underlying the transduction of light, thermal, or chemical energy into work by mechanically responsive materials are of special interest to materials science. “dynamic crystals” refers to some crystals that respond with a mechanical effect, regardless of whether this effect has been induced by light, heat, mechanical force, or other stimulus. Dynamic crystals that are capable of stimuli-responsive mechanical effects are invaluable for the fabrication of mechanically tunable elements for actuation and energy harvesting, including flexible electronics, displays, artificial muscles, microfluidic valves and gates, dynamic components in the soft robotics, switchable reflector units for projective displays, and tunable components for contact printing. In this exhibition, I would like to show some recent scientific results about “dynamic crystals”, including jumping, wriggling, transforming, shape memory and self-healing behaviors. These interesting dynamic crystals are far beyond the general understanding about crystals.

EC-02 Marie Curie Alumni Association Austrian Chapter

Dr. Carolina Reyes
Ingrid Gabrielle do Nacimento Camargo
Alex Ricke
Zahra Mazidi

Marie Curie Alumni Association Austrian Chapter (MCAA3)

What is it: The Marie Curie Alumni Association Austrian Chapter (MCAA3) encourages local networking and supports members career development. Once more, this year’s participants can learn about the life time achievements of Marie Curie through educational games and activities including a periodic table puzzle and puzzle mix worksheet for children. Come visit our booth to prove your knowledge and win small prizes!

EC-01 On- machine optical surface topography measurement sensor based on focus variation

Subba Reddy Darukumalli
Alicona Imaging GmbH

Subject area: Sensorics. 
What is it: With the trend to increasingly implement quality assurance and thus measurement technology as an integral part of production, requirements on measurement systems have changed Considering the feasibility of operating in real time inside a production machine, a focus variation ( 3 D sensor prototype has been designed with the dimensions of 80 mm ( × 200 mm ( and the typical time for single measurement is less than 20 s The instrument design is presented The performance of the on machine sensor has been compared with measurement results acquired by a benchtop focus variation instrument Additionally, the current prototype real time wireless signal strength has been studied in a milling machine and the results are presented.

Project: PAM^2 EU project.

Website: https://pam2.eu/

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