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Initial Training Network in Nanoscale Semiconductor Spintronics

Objective

We propose an Initial Training Network for advanced nanoscale semiconductor spintronics. This is a coordinated programme of technological, experimental and theoretical research, training and knowledge transfer, by a consortium of leading European academic and industrial research groups. Spintronics is becoming increasingly important as downscaling and power usage in microelectronics approaches fundamental limits. This ITN will provide a framework for structuring research and training efforts in this field and exploiting the new technology. The programme will move well beyond the worldwide state-of-the-art, through development of novel multifunctional nanospintronic devices, by transfer of device concepts to room temperature operation, and by exploration of the potential of low-dimensional systems. This coordinated wide-ranging and multidisciplinary programme is only achievable through a cross-European approach. The ITN will supply the required multidisciplinary and intersectorial training in materials development, device physics and technology and theory, which is crucial for ensuring a highly developed research infrastructure and a critical mass of qualified researchers in this key research area. Researcher mobility will be encouraged, with all appointed fellows spending periods at academic and industrial hosts. Industrial partners will be central to the training programme, ensuring that fellows have an understanding of the needs of end-users of the research. Transferable skills training will be supplied to meet wider employment market needs. The proposal is highly relevant to the ITN objectives, the Information Society Technologies and Nanotechnologies thematic areas of FP7, and ERA strategies to network centres of excellence, increase researcher mobility, and improve cohesion in research. The ITN will provide a body of highly skilled scientists, equipped with the expertise to ensure that European research continues to flourish in this vital area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/spintronics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 488 140,38
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)

Participants (10)

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 411 648,68
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)
HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 952,11
Address
Lower Cookham Road Whitebrook Park
SL6 8YA Maidenhead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Williams (Dr.)
INSTYTUT FIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 339 583,14
Address
Al Lotnikow 32/46
02 668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Borowiecka
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 610 841,79
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michele Saumon (Dr.)
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 170 130,64
Address
Na Slovance 2
18221 Praha 8
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Vratil (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 410 768,29
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiny Verbruggen (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 161 904,55
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacek A. Majewski (Prof.)
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 349,44
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniele Altamore (Dr.)
INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 210 075,82
Address
Collinstown Industrial Estate
. Leixlip Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Patterson (Ms.)