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Materials for Robust Gallium Nitride

Objective

The MORGaN project addresses the need for a new materials for electronic devices and sensors that operate in extreme conditions, especially high temperature, high electric field and highly corrosive environment. It will take advantage of the excellent physical properties of diamond and gallium nitride heterostructures. The association of the two materials will give rise to the best materials and devices for ultimate performance in extreme environments. Both materials possess durability and robustness to high temperature, radiation and electric field. Diamond material exhibits the best mechanical robustness and thermal conductivity, while GaN presents also high electron mobility, giving high power handling and efficiency. III-N systems have other desirable properties for sensor applications in extreme environments. It is the only highly polar semiconductor matrix that has ceramic-like stability and can form heterostructures. It has the highest spontaneous polarisation with a Curie temperature above 1000°C for AlN: a lattice matched III-N heterostructure with a built-in polarisation discontinuity is expected to enable transistor action above 1000°C. The packaging and metallisation of an electronic device or sensor are important elements in extreme conditions. Metal contacts must be stable and the package must be thermally compatible with the device requirements and chemically stable. MORGaN proposes a novel technological solution to electron device and sensor modules. Advanced 3D ceramic packaging and new metallisation techniques based on the emerging technology of MN+1AXN alloys will also be explored. As such, the vision of MORGaN for materials for extreme conditions is holistic, involving 2 large industrial partners, 2 industrial labs, 6 SMEs and 13 public research partners. The project includes research, demonstration, management, training and dissemination activities.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Coordinator

III-V LAB
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 695 396
Administrative Contact
Louise Pillon (Ms.)

Participants (23)

AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 096
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 91 873
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Husak (Prof.)
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 326 575
Address
Kings Ride Park 2
SL5 8BP Ascot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Wort (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 468 906
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aline Gruaz (Ms.)
FCUBIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 156 233
Address
Vadursgatan 4C 5Tr
412 50 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urban Harrysson (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 523 731
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 322
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 0HZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Pearce (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 327
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Weaver (Prof.)
IMPACT COATINGS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 185 967
Address
Westmansgatan 31
58216 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torsten Rosell (Mr.)
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 213 461
Address
Dubravska 9
841 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jozef Fabian (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 238 063
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 222 049
Address
Ulica Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ewa Bielec (Ms.)
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 786 120
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Håkansson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
EU contribution
€ 175 442
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leslie Hollett (Ms.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 391 578
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Béla Pécz (Dr.)
MICROGAN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 523 993
Address
Albert Einstein Allee 45
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Heinle (Dr.)
Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 705
Address
Broomhill Way Unit A
TQ2 7QL Torquay Devon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Boteler (Mr.)
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 240 636
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Donoval (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 909
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rainer Jerg (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 312 067
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dionyz Pogany (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 776 887
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hompstead (Mr.)
VIVID COMPONENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 664
Address
Sigma House Oak View Close
TQ27FF Torquay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruce Robertson Napier (Dr.)
THALES

Participation ended

France
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Prevotat (Mr.)