The overall objective of the FUNC project is to create a scientific and technological knowledge platform
for nanofunctionalization of particles and fibrous materials. The project will focus on two emerging
technologies (atmospheric plasma and plasma enhanced ALO) to enable controlled surface modification
of particulate materials and the characterization methods to quantify the surface modification. These
complementary techniques will be developed and studied to co'ver a wide range of materials in terms of
size (nano, μm), shape (particles/fibers), material type (inorganic/organic) and structure (dense/porous).
This will result in a toolbox that enables the surface modification of particles at the nanoscale, by
applying either specific chemical groups or a nm-thin coating on the surface, to improve their
processability and/or to add extra functionalities to the particles.