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Time dynamics and ContROl in naNOStructures for magnetic recording and energy applications

Objective

The CRONOS project seeks to develop a quantitative, flexible and fully atomistic theory of ultrafast dynamics in real materials. Our effort will create the necessary knowledge for advancing two technological areas crucial for the economic future of Europe and the well being of its citizens: new materials for solar energy harvesting and ultra-high density magnetic data storage. In particular we will construct the necessary theoretical tools for addressing the problems of energy photo-conversion and laser-induced ultrafast magnetization dynamics. Crucially CRONOS will not just look at how an optical excitation perturbs a materials system but also at how such an excitation can be engineered to produce a desired response. Hence both the direct and the inverse problem will be tackled. CRONOS’ theoretical program will be validated by a broad experimental activity on ultra-fast pump-probe spectroscopy and by the presence in the consortium of European companies. Equally important is the fact that the consortium will produce a substantial amount of high-end scientific software, which will then be distributed freely to the academic community.
The project will develop a quantitative and materials-specific theory for electron dynamics in nano-structures, which, at the same time, is fully atomistic, efficient, scalable to large systems, and rigorously theoretically formulated. The core of our method is time-dependent density functional theory, TDDFT, which was invented by a member of our consortium and has been developed over the years . Our workplan comprises formal methodological development, algorithm implementation, applications to both solar cells and magnetic recording, and experimental validation. A significant deliverable of this project will also be the wide distribution of computational packages

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 610 956
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)

Participants (9)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 199 900
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Stottko (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 232 600
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Astrid Beascoa (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 080
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 217 600
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Esa Rasanen (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 273 144
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paola Corezzola (Dr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 320
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabine Geruschke (Ms.)
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 176 058
Address
Chemin De L'ouriette 129
1170 Aubonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Toby (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 92 400
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Rochet (Mr.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jukka Maalampi (Prof.)