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Exploring topological phenomenon in RF circuits

Objective

In this project, we aim to design and experimentally demonstrate topological phenomena in RF circuits. In particular, we will realize both two dimensional (2D) linear topological circuits showing nontrivial edge states immune from circuit defects and disorders, and nonlinear topological circuits whose topological properties can be controlled by the intensity of the input signal. To utilize the robustness nature of topological circuit, we will also fabricate flexible topological circuit on top of polyimide (PI) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films, where the topological features of circuit are preserved when the circuit is bent or stretched. 3D topological circuit will also be theoretically and numerically investigated to achieve exotic topological phases such as nodal lines and Weyl states at RF frequency. This project will provide not only possibilities for designing novel RF circuits that could function properly under different types of circuit defects and tolerance, but also a new platform for exploring and experimentally demonstrating topological phenomena with ease and low cost.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76