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Hybrid organic/inorganic memory elements for integration of electronic and photonic circuitry

Objective

"The objectives of the project ""Hybrid organic/inorganic memory elements for integration of electronic and photonic circuitry"" (HYMEC) are to resolve fundamental issues of materials science and to realize new hybrid inorganic/organic devices with functionality far beyond current state-of-the-art. This is of direct relevance to the objectives of the FP7-NMP Work Programme, as it calls for ""design novel knowledge-based smart materials with tailored properties, releasing their potential for enhanced and innovative applications"". Specifically, we will perform research towards understanding and controlling all relevant properties of systems comprising inorganic metal nanoparticles embedded in matrices of conjugated organic materials (organic semiconductors), and we will demonstrate the function of such material hybrids as non-volatile memory elements that can be addressed electrically and optically, which thus represent potential interconnects of future hybrid electronic and photonic circuitry. Moreover, we target implementing cost-efficient production routes, such as printing, as well as exploring the ultimate miniaturization of such memory elements by novel sublimation- and imprinting-based nanostructuring processes.
Electronic, optical, dielectric, structural, and morphological properties of our systems will be determined using state-of-the-art experimental techniques and modelling to establish a reliable specific knowledge base, which we will exploit for device fabrication and integration. Through our cooperative efforts, we expect to make use of new knowledge for the realization of reliable non-volatile memory elements (NV-ME) employing resistance switching, with a substantial extension of existing NV-ME functionality, i.e., optical addressing of devices in addition to purely electric."

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SMALL-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 667 524
Administrative Contact
Norbert Koch (Prof.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 400 984
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Pireaux (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 303 300
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annalisa Bonfiglio (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 632
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Di Carlo (Prof.)
NANOTECCENTER WEIZ FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 662 867
Address
Franz Pichlerstrasse 32
8160 Weiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emil List (Prof.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 680
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Schreiber (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 259 716
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Brunel (Dr.)
TechOnYou Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 600
Address
Via La Guardia 9/A
09034 Villasor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Piero Cosseddu (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 170 172
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaroslaw Grobelny (Dr.)