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TERAMAGSTOR

Project reference: 224001
Funded under

TERABIT MAGNETIC STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

From 2008-05-01 to 2011-07-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 716 937

EU contribution:

EUR 3 450 000

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

future perpendicular magnetic storage media with areal density larger than 1 bit/in2

TERAMAGSTOR is an EU funded FP7 STREP project which aims to produce the next generation of perpendicular magnetic storage media with an areal density greater than 1Tbit/in2.

Leading research groups and industrial partners from around Europe have joined together to focus on the development of advanced film media based on exchange spring, percolated, nanolithographically patterned, and template-patterned nanoparticle media. The research will cover media preparation and characterisation, magnetization reversal processes, numerical micromagnetic simulations, measurements of write/read recording characteristics, and signal modelling and processing. This effort is based on previous work by some of the consortium members which led to a record of 210 Gbits/in2 and which earned them the Descartes prize in 2005.

Success in TERAMAGSTOR will open the way to a new generation of ultrahigh density magnetic recording media and benefit EU technological progress and competitiveness in an area of great economic and social importance. Through our website, we invite you to keep abreast of the developments and activities of the TERAMAGSTOR project over the coming years.

Objective

The TERAMAGSTOR project aims through a systems approach at designing, fabricating and testing future perpendicular magnetic storage media with areal density larger than 1 Tbit/in2. To overcome the technological barriers limiting the areal density, the proposed approaches address both key media feasibility issues (thermal stability, writability, signal to noise ratio) and low cost, high throughput media fabrication methods. The approaches are based on the development of advanced film media (exchange spring and percolated media), nanolithographically patterned and nanoparticles patterned by templates through an integration of professional skills (chemists, physicists, engineers, materials scientists).The activity will cover media preparation and characterisation, magnetization reversal processes, numerical micromagnetic simulations, measurements of write/read recording characteristics and signal modelling and processing. The innovation and the ultimate goal is to produce the first EU 1.8 /2.5HD with density in excess of 1 Tbit/in2 , through synergistic approach using EU groups and the exploitation by the two IND .It is based on previous work by most of the consortium members, which led to a record of 220 Gbits/in2 (Descartes prize 2005). The expected impact of TERAMAGSTOR is to open the way to a new generation of ultrahigh density magnetic recording media, through a basic investigation of magnetic phenomena in the nanoregime and the development of new fabrication processes, favouring the EU technological progress and competitiveness in the key technological area of magnetic storage and in general to the ICT business.

Related information

Documents and Publications

Open Access

Coordinator contact

DIMITRIS NIARCHOS, (Former Director and President of the Board)
Tel.: +30 210 6503385
Fax: 30 210 65 33706
E-mail
DIMITRIS NIARCHOS, (Former Director and President of the Board)
Tel.: +30 210 6503385
Fax: 30 210 65 33706
E-mail

Coordinator

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 733 063


NEAPOLEOS AND PATRIARCHOU GRIGORIOU
153 10 AGHIA PARASKEVI
Greece
Administrative contact: DIMITRIOS NIARCHOS
Tel.: +30 210 6503385
Fax: +30 210 65 33 7
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 352 193


Karlsplatz
1040 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: JOSEF FIDLER
Tel.: +43 1 588011371
Fax: +4315880113899
E-mail
FHR ANLAGENBAU GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 168 474


AM HUEGEL 2
01458 OTTENDORF-OKRILLA
Germany
Administrative contact: WOLFGANG HENTSCH
Tel.: +493520552010
Fax: +493520552040
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 476 221


STRASSE DER NATIONEN
09111 CHEMNITZ
Germany
Administrative contact: Birgit Weißhuhn
Tel.: +49 371 531 372
Fax: +49 371 531 123
E-mail
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France

EU contribution: EUR 394 972


Place Jussieu
75252 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Elena Billi-Rizza
Tel.: +33 1 44 27 2
Fax: +33 1 44 27 7
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 498 168


Rue Michel -Ange
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Julie ZITTEL
Tel.: +33145075704
Fax: +33145075819
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 100 472


VIA C.OLIVETTI
20041 AGRATE BRIANZA
Italy
Administrative contact: MARIA GRAZIA PODESTA'
Tel.: +39 039 6037255
Fax: +39 039 6025910
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 452 392


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Perfetti
Tel.: +390649934477
Fax: +390649934158
E-mail
OBDUCAT TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 274 045


GEIJERSGATAN 2A
201 25 MALMO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Robert Sjodin
Tel.: +4640362109
Fax: +4640362160
E-mail
Record Number: 86718 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01