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"MOLECULAR-SCALE ELECTRONICS: Concepts, Contacts and Stability ""MOLESCO"""

Objective

"The MOLESCO network will create a unique training and research environment to develop a pool of young researchers capable of achieving breakthroughs aimed at realising the immense potential of molecular electronics. In part this will involve the major challenges of design and fabrication of molecular-scale devices. To deliver this step-change in capability, MOLESCO will coordinate the activities of internationally-leading scientists from six different countries. MOLESCO has secured the participation of nine private sector partners, including one of Europe’s leading industrial electronics-research laboratories (IBM Research–Zurich) as a full partner. A highly-integrated approach to the experimental and theoretical aspects of molecular-scale electronics will deliver the fundamental knowledge and new fabrication strategies needed to underpin future nanotechnologies targeted for electronics applications. MOLESCO represents a highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration between teams with an extensive portfolio of skills, including molecular synthesis, fabrication of molecular junctions, imaging of molecular junctions with atomic resolution, measurements of charge transport, and electronic structure and transport calculations. Training will be delivered in a series of high-priority actions primarily aimed at providing the researchers with an outstanding career development platform. The network has a strong focus on interdisciplinary training; it is built on several well-established and fruitful collaborations between the partners and seeks to bridge an existing educational gap in the European Research Arena. The development of complementary skills (presentation, management, technology transfer, IP protection, outreach and intersectoral training) will be implemented throughout the lifetime of the project. Specialist professional training in dissemination and outreach will be delivered by our Associate Partner BLP, a professional media production company."
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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

€ 966 098,60

Administrative Contact

Wendy Harle (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 261 515,77

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 068,88

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 525 231,50

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 285 056,62

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 526 331,50

FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 455 563,25

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 284 579,47

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 236 861,45

UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 068,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606728

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 985 376

  • EU contribution

    € 3 985 376

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom