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Self-assembled nanostructured materials for electronic and optoelectronic applicatons

Objective

The spontaneous formation of nanometer-sized droplets of semiconductor material on a lattice-mismatched substrate opens up the possibility of a new semiconductor material- technology in which the band structure can be engineered on the nanoscale in all three dimensions. We will conduct a major investigation into the science and technology of these self-assembled nanostructured materials, with a view to developing the ability to modify their prosperities by design. We will exploit their advantages by fabricating high-performance lasers with low threshold currents and high thermal-stability for telecommunications applications (980, 1300 and 1550 mn). We will ensure the effective transfer of state-of-the-art advances in this technology to European industry in the short term, and will investigate their medium and long term potential for exploitation in optical data storage and nanoelectronics.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
200 D,celestijnenlaan 200 D
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

Participants (6)

BOOKHAM TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
90 Milton Park
OX14 4RY Abingdon
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 36
106 43 Berlin
UNIVERSITAIRE INSTELLING ANTWERPEN - UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
1,Universiteitsplein 1 Gebouw N.
2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 2-5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Hounsfield Road, Hicks Building
S3 7RH Sheffield