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Novel Nano-Template Technology And Its Applications To The Fabrication Of Novel Photonic Devices

Objective

Nano-templates fabricated from chemically stable, resistant materials provide a flexible basis for a range of fabrication technologies including forming, moulding, imprinting and hot embossing.

The purpose of this proposal is to establish large-area novel nano-forming technologies based on patterning porous anodised alumina (Al2O3) and their application to the fabrication of organic solar cell devices, quantum dot based photonic LEDs/Lasers and photonic crystal structure elements.

The specific aims are
1. To research and develop technologies compatible with semiconductor micro-fabrication technologies for nano-patterning using porous anodised alumina or titania thin films, to form arrays of ultra-small structures;
2. To apply porous anodised alumina nano-masking and nano-imprinting to selective area epitaxial growth, to produce GaN quantum dots of unparalleled size uniformity for enhanced light emitting devices and lasers;
3. To apply anodised nano-templates to the fabrication of novel high-aspect ratio photonic devices by nano-imprint lithography;
4. To apply self-ordered porous alumina nano-templates to the mass market fabrication of two-dimensional and three-dimensional photonic crystal structure devices in semiconductors, dielectrics and polymers.

Meeting each aim will involve a detailed, multi-disciplinary programme of micro-fabrication and materials and device characterisation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2
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Coordinator

AIXTRON AG
Address
Kackertstrasse 15-17
Aachen
Germany

Participants (7)

HOLOTOOLS GMBH
Germany
Address
Wiesentalstrasse 29
Freiburg
INTERNATIONAL LASER CENTER
Slovakia
Address
Ilkovicova 3
Bratislava
JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET LINZ
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz
KONARKA AUSTRIA FORSCHUNGS UND ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz
MACDERMIDAUTOTYPE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Grove Road
Wantage
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
Address
Via Ostiense 161
Roma
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath