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On-chip efficient storage of electrical energy with negative super-capacitance in 2D material systems

Objective

We propose the combination of two performance boosters: (i) negative capacitance principle, exploiting ferroelectricity in doped high-k dielectrics, as developed and validated in 2D devices of our ERC Advanced grant Millitech, and, (ii) 2D graphene electrodes to enhance the performance of supercapacitors in on-chip 2D material systems, in an innovative device called N-supercap. While negative capacitance was until now explored mainly for digital and analog low power electronics, we propose to exploit NC in ferroelectric/dielectric/2D capacitors for on-chip energy storage to support autonomous sensory nodes. This will result in a versatile energy storage systems for IoT Edge AI systems, to enable a large scale deployment in tens of billions without maintenance costs, in a scalable and eco-friendly technology. The proposed PoC will serve as first step in the creation of startup that will aim at using such N-supercaps in various IoT node applications in environmental, industrial and healthcare monitoring. We have set a team of experts to exploit this technological breakthrough into the creation of a startup, based on a road to commercialization.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot

Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments