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From atom-to-Device Explicit simulation Environment for Photonics and Electronics Nanostructures

Objective

DEEPEN will develop an integrated open source multiscale simulation environment, targeted at problems common to future nanoscale electronic and photonic devices. New device simulators require an atomic-scale description of selected critical regions of a transistor or LED to capture details otherwise inaccessible. They must also resolve the considerable uncertainty in many critical parameters required for device optimisation. DEEPEN addresses both these issues, coherently combining state-of-the-art existing methods and developing new methodologies, integrated within a multiscale framework spanning from first-principles to macroscopic models.
DEEPEN brings together leading groups with expertise not just in simulation, but also in its application to device design and optimization. It builds on Tyndall and ETHZ expertise in material and device properties, with experimental input from PDI also critical for validation of the multiscale models developed. Industry partners include a key multiscale modelling system provider (TiberLAB), a leading TCAD simulation provider (Synopsys) and an industrial end-user (Osram) who provide experimental validation and test the simulation environment for device design and investigation. Future code distribution will be supported through the project web site and through TiberLAB’s existing support environment, www.tibercad.org.
The nanoscale models to be developed address the challenging problem not just of predicting quantitatively electronic bands and quantum phenomena at the nanoscale, but also of linking these critical properties to overall device behaviour. The project emphasizes aggressive dissemination of results to maximize impact, including organization of Training Schools and an International Workshop, as well as the release and support of demonstration software and the open source interfaces. Overall, the project significantly strengthens European competitiveness, with clear routes to successful exploitation of the technology.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 813 990
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (5)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 700 080
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schenk (Prof.)
TIBERLAB S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 439 730
Address
Via Del Politecnico 1
00133 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Sacconi (Dr.)
SYNOPSYS SWITZERLAND LLC
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 147 600
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 40
8050 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Axel Erlebach (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 100
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel (Dr.)
OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 500
Address
Leibnizstrasse 4
93055 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schroff (Mr.)