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Chiral Metamaterials for THz Polarisation Control

Objective

Based on chiral metamaterials and metasurfaces enhanced by graphene and carbon nanotubes, this project aims at providing theoretical basis, performing proof of concept experiments, and building a prototype device for unprecedented dynamic control of THz-wave polarization. The project relies on solid theoretical background that will enable analytical and numerical modelling interaction of the THz radiation with chiral metamaterials and metasurfaces and will also reveal the most promising techniques to control helicity in the THz range by external stimuli. The chiral metamaterials and metasurfaces will be fabricated by advance fabrication techniques including femtosecond micromachining of multilayer substrates, laser sculpturing of the carbon nanotube films and e-beam lithography. The enhancing of the fabricated chiral structures with graphene will provide additional channels for manipulating the helicity-sensitive transmittance and reflectivity, which can be employed for the THz polarization control. The proposed research program implemented via intersectoral and international mobility and connected training, dissemination and outreach activities will enable the knowledge and technology transfer, wider professional networking, acquiring new skills and exploitation of project results by European THz industry. In parallel, the world-wide professional CHARTIST network will considerably enhance the future career prospects of early stage researchers and widen the professional opportunities for experienced researchers involved.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 299 000

Participants (3)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 200
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOINONIKI SYNETAIRISTIKI EPICHEIRISI SYLLOGIKIS KAI KOINONIKIS OFELEIAS COMMONSLAB
Greece
EU contribution
€ 96 600
Address
Ethnikis Antistaseos 73
71306 Heraklion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

INSTITUT JADERNYH PROBLEM BELORUSSKOGO GOSUDARSTVENNOGO UNIVERSITETA
Belarus
Address
Bobruiskaya Str. Bdg 11
220030 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIKOLAEV INSTITUTE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Pr Akad Lavrentieva 3
630090 Novosibirsk
Activity type
Research Organisations