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Tunable Radiation Tolerant 2D Terahertz bolometer

Project description

Scanning for space objects from space with more durable 'fingerprint' devices

Detectives rely on fingerprints to uniquely identify suspects. When it comes to identifying molecules in biological samples or in space, terahertz spectroscopy analysing the unique wavelengths representative of molecules and their vibrations provides the 'fingerprints'. Terahertz spectroscopy reveals the mysteries of the universe, including the origin and evolution of galaxies and black holes. Advancing the performance and reliability of terahertz detectors for deployment in deep space environments to get a closer 'look' at all this history is the focus of the EU-funded TURANDOT project.


THz fingerprints of space objects are of a great value as they provide the insights into history of the Universe, formation and evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes, and other fundamental problems of astrophysics. The primary scientific goal of TURANDOT is to combine advantages of graphene and transition metals dichalcogenides monolayers to pave the way towards new generation of THz detectors for space application showing beyond the state-of-the-art KPIs and having unprecedented tunability and remarkable radiation tolerance.

Through multidisciplinary approach based upon ER’s expertise in elementary particles, quantum physics and electromagnetics, and the host organization outstanding expertise in material science, nanotechnology and photonics TURANDOT aims at designing a prototype of Tunable Radiation Tolerant 2D Terahertz bolometer, approaching technology readiness level 3 in breakthrough THz space technology.

Implementation of this ambitious project will enhance the ER creative and innovative potential and will help to diversify her individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced research and innovations training, and international mobility. Results to be obtained upon completion of the MSCA IF will enable submission of an Advanced European Research Council proposal with ER as a principal investigator and University of Eastern Finland as the host organization.


Net EU contribution
€ 202 680,96
70211 KUOPIO

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Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 202 680,96