Molecular Scale Devices and Systems (ÅMOL-IT)
FET Project ATMOL media release (18/11/2010):
Singapore’s A*STAR and FP7 ICT FET Research project "ATMOL" to jointly create a processor the size of a molecule.
Objective ICT-2009 8.7: The research addresses devices to represent, store, process and exchange information at the atomic and molecular scale, as a basis for fully functional ICT devices and systems. These devices and systems should rely on
FET proactive 7: Molecular Scale Devices and Systems (ÅMOL-IT)
(Extract from Work programme text)
new scalable concepts and architectures enabled by atomic precision and control, exploit intrinsic properties of atoms and molecules, realize their interconnection, interface them to the mesoscopic world and ultimately have an impact on future information processing systems.
a. Investigation, development and demonstration of physical implementations, both at the singlemolecule level and with small assemblies of concatenated, interconnected molecules, with the aim of achieving proofs of concept and demonstrating working devices or systems such as molecular computation, single molecular memories, moleculebased sensors, and scalable, functional arrays of
b. Exploration, design and development of supporting technologies for molecular-scale information devices and systems such as:
a) Measurement and control systems, including atomic and molecular references and precision sensors and procedures to preserve data and operation integrity at design and system level, and
b) Simulation and modelling tools, including hierarchical modelling (from ab initio and single device to system level).
c. Exploration and demonstration of radically new characteristics and functionality of molecularscale systems by investigating new non-charge based information processing techniques, devices, architectures, self-assembly, programming, supported by experimental implementations.
Intigrated Projeces should cover at least two of the above topics and present a long-term vision towards future applied RTD.
- Opening of new avenues and exploration of new possibilities in ICT devices and technologies at the molecular scale
- Experimental demonstration of principle and feasibility of such devices
- New perspectives on potential applications with concrete advantages (e.g. energy consumption, data and operation integrity, speed…).
Funding Schemes: IP and STREP
All practical info: Specific FET Proactive guides for applicants – Electronic Proposal Submission service etc
The Sixth International Nanotechnology Conference on Communications and Cooperation
May 17-20, 2010 - Grenoble - Minatec / France
"To foster communication and cooperation on nanotechnology subjects among the organizers, sponsors and the world scientific community to stimulate and support economic growth in the 21st century" . Join us for the opportunity to meet with key European, Japanese and US policy makers and technologists to discuss future research priorities and trends.
- An INFORMATION EVENT was organised on 21 January 2010, Brussels
ATMOL (IP): Atomic Scale and single Molecule Logic gate Technologies
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DIAMANT (STREP): Diamond based atomic nanotechnologies
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ELFOS (STREP): ELectric Field control Over Spin molecules
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FOCUS (STREP): Single Molecule Activation and Computing
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PROJECTS funded by previous related FET Proactive Initiatives
FP7 NANOICT projects from the "Nano-scale ICT devices and systems" FET Proactive Initiative
- MOLOC - Molecular Logic Circuits
- CHIMONO - Nano Optics for Molecules on Chips
- FP6: ENANO projects from the Emerging Nanoelectronics FET Proactive Initiative
- Call launched: 24 November 2009
- Deadline for submission of proposals: 13 April 2009
- Evaluation: Spring - Summer 2010
- Negotiations: Summer - Autumn 2010
- Start of projects : January 2010