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Embracing One Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures

Objective

One dimensional nanostructures (1DNS) produced from various elemental (Si and Ge) and compound (III-V and II-VI) semiconductors are receiving increasing worldwide attention due to their unique properties and potential for a wide range of applications. They are the building blocks for single photon emitters, third generation solar cells and the monolithic integration of optoelectronic devices. 1DNS can be used to fabricate the smallest light emitting devices and lasers. Despite recent progress, many fundamental and applied challenges still prevent transfer of 1DNS from laboratories to large scale industrial use. The proposed NanoEmbrace assembles eight leading industry partners and ten internationally renowned institutions in materials science, engineering, chemistry, condensed matter physics and nanoscale device fabrication. The original vision of NanoEmbrace is to gain superior control and understanding of 1DNS and to transfer 1DNS from laboratory to industry. It is probably the first organised attempt to put together all the competences and capabilities, experimental and theoretical, necessary for the comprehension of the mechanisms that govern the growth of 1DNS that cannot all be described by existing models. We also aim to provide the highest quality multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral training to early career researchers (ESRs) in nanoscience to create the next generation of research and industry leaders.
The ESRs joining NanoEmbrace will have a unique opportunity to enjoy close personal contact with internationally renowned experts and to put together an unprecedented, complex but unified overall understanding of the growth of 1DNS and to develop the process required to produce practical commercial devices. To deliver the highest quality of training to young talented researchers, NanoEmbrace has identified the key research themes: controlled synthesis, theoretical modelling, characterisation of 1DNS and the integration of 1DNS into device fabrication.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 787 670,13
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND SCIENCE SAINT PETERSBURG ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY-NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTRE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 484 320,32
Address
Khlopina 8/3
194021 St.petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Dubrovskii (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 290 086,94
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Fontcuberta I Morral (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
EU contribution
€ 266 948,66
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Lecompte (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 837,96
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Faustino Martelli (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 266 948,66
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Traimond (Mr.)
JUNIA
France
EU contribution
€ 266 948,66
Address
2 Rue Norbert Segard
59046 Lille Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Grandidier (Dr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 925,16
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Pålsson (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Halpin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)