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Thermoelectric detector based on superconductor-ferromagnet heterostructures

Obiettivo

Superconducting detectors, such as the transition edge sensor and the kinetic inductance detector, are some of the most sensitive detectors of electromagnetic radiation and they have found application in various fields ranging from astrophysical observations to security imaging and materials characterization. The present tendency is to increase the number of sensor pixels to allow for a simultaneous imaging and spectroscopy in the video rate of the measured object. However, increasing the number of pixels is hampered by the technical difficulty of fabricating and controlling the bias lines needed next to each pixel in these types of sensors, along with the heating problem associated with them. In this project, we propose to study a new type of sensor that overcomes this limitation as it is based on the thermoelectric conversion of the radiation signal to electrically measurable one. This approach is based on the newly found giant thermoelectric effect taking place in superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures. Utilizing this effect, the sensor pixels can be self-powered by the measured radiation, and therefore extra bias lines are not needed (patent pending for the detector concept). Within the project, we aim to establish a proof of concept of this device by (i) fabricating such detector elements, and (ii) characterizing single pixels of thermoelectric detectors for X-ray and THz imaging via approaches that are scalable to large arrays. Within the project, we also actively seek to establish technology transfer to pave the way for the possible commercial application of such sensors.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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Bando secondario

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 872 150,00
Indirizzo
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Finlandia

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Regione
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Keski-Suomi
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Partecipanti (5)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 785 078,75
Indirizzo
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Regione
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 550 000,00
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Regione
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 425 000,00
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Regione
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
BIHURCRYSTAL SL

Partecipazione conclusa

Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 92 045,86
Indirizzo
Paseo Mikeletegi 83 Planta 3a Local 7
20009 San Sebastian

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PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Regione
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
ADVACAM OY
Finlandia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 220 454,14
Indirizzo
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo

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PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Regione
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00