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Low-dimensional quantum magnets for thermal management

Objective

Thermal management in innovative technology is a major problem to be solved, especially in novel electronic devices, such as further miniaturized microchips, hard disks and interfaces between biological structures (e.g. nerve cells) and semiconductor microstructures. In this Initial Training Network (ITN) we will train young researchers through an experimental/technological and theoretical approach to the application of a new highly efficient magnetic mode of thermal conduction for thermal management. This magnetic heat transport was discovered by members of this consortium and occurs in novel quasi-one dimensional insulating oxides. The crucial point of this project is that around room temperature the magnetic heat conductivity (of the order 100 W/Km) is as efficient as metallic heat conduction. Moreover, compared to conventional materials with high thermal conductivity, these novel compounds offer essential advantages: a) They are electrically insulating, b) heat is conducted primarily along one direction and c) heat is carried by localized spins which could allow for tunable heat conductivity at room temperature by manipulation of the spins with magnetic fields or light. Our scientific goal of exploiting this novel mode of heat transport for thermal management will be the basis for the research training in this ITN, which consists of 7 academic and 2 level-1 industrial partners. In order to tackle this scientific challenge in an multidisciplinary approach (physics, chemistry, materials science, computational science, electronic media), the fellows in our ITN will be trained on cutting edge experimental and theoretical techniques. In addition to training-through-research, the fellows will receive individual and collective training measures covering both scientific and complementary skills. We are especially dedicated to applying state-of-the-art training through electronic media which will reinforce the effectiveness and availability of training within this ITN.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 744 859,89
Administrative Contact
Christian Heß (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
EU contribution
€ 202 452,33
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Mereu (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 387 628,20
Address
1, Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109, Aglantzia
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evis Drousiotis (Mr.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 056,70
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Poutsma (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 227 040,63
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 180 508,46
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 204,20
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Strassek (Ms.)
ASCOMP GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 197 748,80
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1 Einstein H22
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Djamel Lakehal (Dr.)
FORCE INNOVATIONS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 532,90
Address
Hohenzollernring 25
50672 Köln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Babak Zeini (Dr.)