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Developing optoelectronics in two-dimensional semiconductors

Objective

Atomically thin, two-dimensional semiconductors (2DS) show exceptionally strong light-matter interaction and opened the
door to new ways of controlling electrical and optical properties through the valley degree of freedom, strain, or by creating
artificial stacks of 2D materials. Optoelectronics has a clear roadmap towards not only broader band, faster and higher
sensitivity or brighter devices, but also devices with new functionalities. The fast growth of industrial applications of 2DS in
the imminent future, where Europe is in an excellent starting position, risks being throttled by a lack of highly qualified
researchers and developers with specific experience in the field. The 2EXCITING network blends together eight academic
groups that are amongst the key players in the 2DS field and eight companies with very diverse profiles, to train 15 Early
Stage Researchers in an unmatched combination of scientific and complementary skills. Together, they will study the
fundamental physics of the light-matter interaction in 2DSs, develop innovative optoelectronic devices such as excitonic
switches, strain-actuated optical modulators, or valleytronic switches, and develop strategies to artificially tailor the
optoelectronic properties of 2DS through electrostatic or chemical doping, strain engineering or the twisting angle of stacked
layers. The network training programme, which comprises three winter schools and three satellite events to the “Flatlands
beyond Graphene” conference series, provides scientific and industrial training to all researchers of the ETN, with active
participation of trainers from the involved non-academic partners, both on specific technology issues and on complementary
skills such as technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and public outreach. All ESRs will spend intersectoral and international
secondments (be seconded from academia to industry or vice versa), most of them for six months duration.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 234 871,56
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFTWARE FOR CHEMISTRY & MATERIALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1083
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 549 368,64
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)