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MicrOwave Spintronics as an AlternatIve Path to Components and Systems for Telecommunications, Storage and Security Applications

Project description

Very advanced nanoelectronic components: design, engineering, technology and manufacturability Process (mix, modulate, synchronise) and detect microwave frequencies based on innovative spin transfer devices.

The overarching objective of the MOSAIC project is to bring the device level knowledge acquired in the past years by the partners towards systems as a first crucial step towards industrialization, warranting the leading position not only of European research but also of European industry in microwave spintronics. Innovative components and systems based on nano-engineered semiconductor, magnetic or insulating materials will be the driving force for the micro- and nanoelectronics industry in the 21st century. For telecommunications systems, but also for data storage and automation, control and security applications, alternative More than Moore paths to systems are provided by nano-scale microwave spintronics components due to firstly their unique spin polarized transport properties that appear only at nanoscale dimensions (<100nm lateral, and 2-5 nm vertical), secondly their unique (multifunctional) microwave properties including signal generation, processing and detection and thirdly their compatibility with CMOS technology. Going beyond previous fundamental research on spintronics devices, the MOSAIC project will target technological breakthroughs not only to generate, but also to process (mix, modulate, synchronise) and to detect microwave frequencies. Based on innovative spin transfer devices, four discrete systems will be developed that address bottlenecks of current technologies. These are a) Wireless Telecommunications 1: Ultrawideband frequency synthesis provided by spintronics microwave components with novel circuit design on CMOS for realization of an adapted phase locked loop; b) Wireless Telecommunications 2: Ultrafast frequency detection using frequency discriminating level detection; c) Data storage: Novel dynamic readout schemes for detecting frequency shifts implemented for realization of high data rate read heads; and d) Automation control & security: Broad bandwidth, high slew rate proximity sensor based on frequency generation and modulation capabilities.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 346 411
Administrative Contact
Sylvain Roudil (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 472 480
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hawke (Mrs.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 198 936
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gwenael Guilmin (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 375 724
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique DEBISSCHOP (Ms.)
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga Congredados
4715 330 Braga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Ferreira (Dr.)
SIVERS IMA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 299 362
Address
Torshamnsgatan 9
16440 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christer Stoij (Mr.)
NANOSC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 496 142
Address
Electrum 205
16440 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fredrik Magnusson (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 780
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
RoisAine Hamill (Ms.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 142 343
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Prevotat (Mr.)