Project details

Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación – Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2021-2023 – Subprograma Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento (Convocatoria cofinanciada con fondos FEDER).

Project coordinator: IMDEA Materials

Project period: 01/09/2022 – 31/08/2026

IMDEA Materials' researchers


SALMONE is a project on the development of a new method for the assembly of metal oxide nanowires intro freestanding electrodes. The
project is based on the synthesis of nanowires suspended in a gas stream through floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition (FCCVD).
This innovative synthesis mode leads to ultrafast growth (micron/s) and enables assembly of nanostructured network materials with high
toughness and low charge transport resistance, but so far applied only to carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires. 

SALMONE proposes to leverage this growth mode to produce metal oxide nanowire networks of interest as electrodes for energy storage and conversion. To produce these materials, this project will combine experimental methods for in situ study of the reaction in a continous flow reactor, with computational tools to rationalise the conditions leading to nanowire growth and rate-controling growth factors. The project will lead to the first framework to describe nanowire growth by FCCVD and produce new nanostructured network electrodes for further studies. It will
reinforcing the international position of the groups in the field of high-performance nanostructured materials, and advance a deep technology with estimated 1B market value for Europe.


SALMONE is a individual project.

Funded by


PID2021-125422OB-I00/ AEI/10.13039/501100011033/ FEDER, UE