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Designing Advanced Functionalities through controlled NanoElement integration in OXide thin films

Objective

The aim of this project is to develop new inexpensive, scalable and efficient bottom –up approach for positioning nanoobjects in regular patterns and to implement them in optoelectronic technology, which is the major challenge in nanotechnology today. The synergy between the quasi zero-dimensional elements and functional oxides with an exceptional range of properties (ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, …) opens a completely new concept to nanoelectronics. Devices based on these materials would offer functionality beyond the achievable limits, with wide range of applications from spintronics and catalytics to optoelectronics.
To achieve this objective, controlled integration of nanoelements on top of self-organized functional oxide nanotemplates will be explored. Optimum conditions will be achieved by a synergetic approach: growth processes will be guided by theoretical studies followed by an exhaustive charge transport, optical and magnetic characterization. In addition, transport and optoelectronic properties of the individual nanoelements will be studied separately to gain insides about their fundamental characteristics and serve as a model system in the interpretation of complex nanoparticle/oxide behaviour.
The specific applications targeted in this proposal are based on novel photonic and spintronic materials. We will focus on obtaining devices with the highest photonic response and spin control. Our project brings together experts in experimental and theoretical physics including materials science and advanced magnetoelectronic/spectroscopic expertise and one spin-off which will ensure proof of concept of a new generation of optoelectronic devices. The complementary background of different groups and the foreseen mobility will assure the good development of this proposal. The proposal will be realised in iterative steps between preparation, advanced characterization and theoretical prediction up to implementation process through Spin-off Company.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/spintronics
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 243 000

Participants (5)

INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Pregrevica 118
11080 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SENZOR INFIZ DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Pregevica 118
11080 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA
Chile
Address
Avenida Espana 1680
239-0123 Valparaiso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments