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QUANTItative scanning probe microscopy techniques for HEAT transfer management in nanomaterials and nanodevices

Objective

The thermal properties of nanostructured materials are of fundamental importance to modern technology, but at present reproducible metrological definitions, tools and methods do not exist. This is because the mechanisms of heat transport at the nanoscale are entirely different to those at the macro scale.
The project will place nanothermal metrology on a solid basis by an integrated physics-based experimental and modelling effort to:
• Define a common terminology for nanothermal measurement
• Realise standard materials and devices for measurement and calibration of nanothermal measurements
• Develop new instruments and methods for traceable nanothermal measurement
• Develop calibrated and validated thermal models covering the range from atomic to macro-scale
• Apply these tools to selected representative industrial problems
• Assess the tools for suitability for adoption as potential standards of measurement including their traceability and reproducibility
The objectives will be achieved by a team comprising physicists, materials scientists, modellers, instrumentalists, microscopists, industrial partners (including SMEs and OEMs) and National Measurement Institutes.
The outputs of QUANTIHEAT will be embodied in highly characterised reference samples, calibration systems, measurement tools, numerical modelling tools, reference measurements and documented procedures. The availability of calibrated numerical modelling tools will facilitate the rapid “digital” thermal design of new nanosystems without the need for extensive prototyping. Their validation against experiment over all length scales will provide a solid basis for the deployment of new nanostructured materials, devices and structures having optimised performance without the need for excessively conservative design. Standardization is a key driver of industrial and scientific progress: QUANTIHEAT is expected to constitute a de-facto standard for a key area of physical measurement at the nanoscale worldwide.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 314 508,43
Administrative Contact
Denis Duplat (Dr.)

Participants (21)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 755 648,55
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
KELVIN NANOTECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 742,75
Address
70 Oakfield Avenue
G12 8LS Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gordon Mills (Dr.)
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE METROLOGIE ET D'ESSAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 552 841,51
Address
Rue Gaston Boissier 1
75724 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruno Hay (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 050 335,11
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 866 670,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 266 959,50
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anca Gourlay (Mrs.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 234 500,18
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.)
CESKY METROLOGICKY INSTITUT
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 633 265,21
Address
Okruzni 772/31 Lesna
63800 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petr Klapetek (Dr.)
PICOSUN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 324 975
Address
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marko Pudas (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 360 039,76
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herbert Shea (Prof.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 391 079,27
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mireia Martí Barroso (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 385 234,89
Address
Boulevard De La Paix 9 Villa Douce
51100 Reims
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Rau (Mrs.)
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 263 102,80
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Tran Van (Mr.)
MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 443 225
Address
Koepenicker Strasse 325
12555 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Herrndorf (Dr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET DES MICROTECHNIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 335 704,80
Address
Chemin De L Epitaphe 26
25030 Besancon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Taibo (Ms.)
BERLINER NANOTEST UND DESIGN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 159,64
Address
Volmerstrasse 9 B
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Winkler (Dr.)
CONPART AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 364 215
Address
Dragonveien 54
2013 Skjetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Ove Gronlund (Mr.)
NT-MDT Europe BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
High Tech Campus 83
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benjamin Verschoor (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS DESCARTES
France
EU contribution
€ 125 200
Address
Rue De L Ecole De Medecine 12
75270 Paris Cedex 06
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosaly Datchi (Ms.)
CONCEPT SCIENTIFIQUE INSTRUMENTS
France
EU contribution
€ 233 131,10
Address
2 Rue De La Terre Du Feu Za De Courtaboeuf
91940 Les Ulis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Pellerin (Mr.)