Flexible Magnetic Filaments: Properties and Applications (FMF)

M-era.net Joint Call 2017 project, partially funded by European Regional Development Fund

Project number/Projekta līguma numurs: 1.1.1.5/ERANET/18/04

Project partners/Projekta sadarbības partneri:

  1. MMML lab, University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)
  2. Institute of Experimental Physics SAS (Kosice, Slovakia)
  3. Cordouan Technologies (Pessac, France) in close contact with LCPO (Bordeaux, France)

Project duration/Projekta īstenošanas termiņš: 2018.09.03-2021.09.02

Project funding for UL/Projekta finansējums LU:

210 000,00 EUR, of which/no tā 178 500,00 EUR ERDF funding/ERAF finansējums, 31 500,00 EUR State budget funding/Valsts budžeta finansējums:

Project scientific leader/Projekta zinātniskais vadītājs:

Prof. Andrejs Cēbers, e –pasts: andrejs.cebers[at]lu.lv

Project team/Projekta komanda, 04.10.2018.

from left: M.Timko, K.Paulovicova, M.Molcan, P.Kopcansky, O.Sandre, F.Aubrit, D.Jacob, I.Drikis, A.Cebers and local organizer O.Petricenko. M.Brics and R.Livanovics are absent

Kickoff meeting - October 4, 2018

The kick-off meeting consisted of presentations of all partners, visit to the lab and fruitful discussions. Here is the program.

A.Cebers gave the review of theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches developed for flexible magnetic filaments in the Laboratory of Soft Magnetic Materials (MMML) of the University of Latvia. G.Kitenbergs reviewed experimental facilities developed in MMML for microfluidics to study magnetic microconvection and microrheology. O.Sandre gave a review on synthesis of magnetic rods based on incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles in copolymers. P.Kopcansky overviewed research carried out in Institute of Experimental Physics (IEP) and in particular the extraction and investigation of the properties of chains of magnetosomes, what was detailed by M.Molcan. D.Jacob reviewed equipment produced in Cordouan Technologies and elaboration of new facilities for DLS measurements based on depolarized scattering. F.Aubrit gave more details on the DLS samples and measurements.

Several conclusions about further collaboration between teams were formulated, in particular, the measurement of magnetic susceptibility of magnetosome chain ensembles in AC field by IEP to approbate the theoretical models developed in MMML, depolarized DLS measurements by Cordouan Technologies to investigate the properties of chains of magnetosomes prepared by IEP, incorporation of fluorescent markers (Cordouan Technologies) in chains of magnetosomes to study the deformation and possibly self-propulsion of chains of magnetosomes (IEP) and, if successful, theoretical description of obtained results (MMML)

A short resume of the meeting can be found here.