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Dissipationless topological channels for information transfer and quantum metrology

Objective

The goal of TOCHA is to develop the next generation of topological devices and architectures across which information can flow without losses. This conceptually simple yet technologically and fundamentally challenging requirement is crucial for the development of technologies in fields ranging from information processing to quantum communication and metrology. In each of these areas, the dissipation of information is a key hurdle that leads, for example, to unacceptable thermal loads or error rates. TOCHA will harness topological protection in novel materials and nanoscopic structures to empower electrons, phonons and photons to flow with little or no dissipation and, ultimately, crosslink them within a hybrid platform. This will entail the design of novel topological photonic/phononic waveguides and the engineering of disruptive heterostructures elaborated from the combination of topological insulators and ferromagnetic materials. In the optical domain, this will enable the creation of reflection and scattering free waveguides and, in thermal management, efficient transport and localized dissipation of heat. In electronics, TOCHA will develop ballistic transistors that could operate at THz cut-off frequencies and, for metrology, it will establish a new paradigm for electrical resistance quantization standardization. The hybridization of three distinct quantum particles is expected to lead to novel functionalities, such as the shielding of quantum emitters from phonon-based decoherence processes, or the conversion of information from electronic to optical form and vice versa. TOCHA will gather a young consortium and foster the creation of a new community in Europe on the use of topology for Information and Communication Technologies. Thanks to its high interdisciplinary embodiment involving electronic materials, optics, thermal management and metrology, TOCHA will help advance all levels of the value chain, from fundamental science to engineering and technology.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 321 500,00
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 646 006,25
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Bayern Unterfranken Würzburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 624 293,75
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 390 544,34
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR FESTKORPER UND WERKSTOFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 79 880,66
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 411 330,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
"INSTITUTE OF OPTICAL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES ""ACADEMICIAN JORDAN MALINOWSKI"" - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES"
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 419 895,00
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Block 109
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
София (столица) Югозападен
 
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 412 186,25
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 392 792,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
SIMUNE ATOMISTICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 299 375,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenida De Tolosa 76
20018 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa