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Dynamic electromechanical control of semiconductor nanostructures by acoustic fields

Objective

The dynamic modulation of semiconductor structures using vibrations provides a powerful tool for the control of the materials properties required for novel functionalities. Surface acoustic waves (SAWs) with GHz-frequencies and micrometre-size wavelength can be generated using piezoelectric transducers fabricated with standard integrated circuit technology. Their small propagation velocity and high sensitivity to disturbances confined to a superficial region have long been exploited in electronic signal processing and sensor applications. The SAW-induced modulation of the electro-optical properties of semiconductor structures is now been used for a wide range of applications including advanced sensors, the control of chemical processes, as well as the coherent control of carriers, spins, photons, and phonons down to the single-particle level. The latter are presently been exploited for different functionalities including advanced waveguide modulators, tuneable optical resonators, and single-electron pumps and single-photon sources.
SAWTrain puts together leading groups from Europe, Asia and North America working on SAWs on semiconductor and related nanostructures to create a PhD training network. The synergy resulting from the expertise of these groups will provide PhD students with training opportunities far superior to those offered in existing PhD programmes. Training in research skills with secondments at different hosts will cover state-of-the-art research in the interdisciplinary areas of basic physics, materials, technology, and device concepts related to SAWs. This will be achieved by exposing the trainees to multiple secondments, mandatory co-supervision from different institutions, including a non-academic mentorship. The coordinated training will further contain topical courses, schools, conferences, and workshops and be complemented by measures to develop key competences and transferable skills, fostering the future career plan of the young researchers.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOSHIBA EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
1 St Floor 3 Furzeground Way Stockley Park
UB11 1EZ Uxbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
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412 96 Goteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments