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Novel Type of Terahertz Devices

Objective

"The realization of efficient, cheap, reliable, scalable and portable terahertz (THz) radiation sources and detectors is one of the important objectives in modern applied physics. THz emitters and detectors have potential applications in biology, medicine, security and nondestructive in-depth imaging. However none of the existing THz devices satisfy the application requirements. The project consortium, which includes teams from the leading European universities: Durham, Vilnius, Paris-7, Exeter, St. Petersburg, Prague, Amiens, University of Iceland, Swiss Company ""Alpes laser"" and several industrial associated partners, proposes a broad range of new approaches aiming to bridge the ""terahertz gap"":
(i) Polariton-based THz emission using microcavities in the strong coupling regime, (ii) New types and concepts of semiconducting materials for short pulsed THz emission, (iii) Carbon nanotubes and graphene as THz emitters and detectors, (iv) Application of Ferroelectric and Multiferroic materials for THz devices. To achieve this objective, we are planning to educate and train a team of collaborating young physicists and device engineers able to conduct research and exploit its application in this new area."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 979 079,40
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
France
EU contribution
€ 514 097,30
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Refloc'h (Ms.)
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 188 798,50
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arunas Krotkus (Prof.)
FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND SCIENCE SAINT PETERSBURG ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY-NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTRE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 244 469,50
Address
Khlopina 8/3
194021 St.petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anton Egorov (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 572 313,25
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Irish (Ms.)
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 412 617,03
Address
Na Slovance 2
18221 Praha 8
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petr Kuzel (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
France
EU contribution
€ 514 097,34
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Igor Lukyanchuk (Prof.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 224 587
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurdur Gudnason (Mr.)
ALPES LASERS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 230 483,45
Address
Avenue Des Paquiers 1
2072 Saint-blaise
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Rochat (Dr.)