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Molecular Electronics aKIn MIcroelectronics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 627515

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2014

  • End date

    30 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 299 558,40

  • EU contribution

    € 299 558,40

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

Objective

Molecular Electronics (ME) is predicted to match in the beyond CMOS scenario the relevance of Microelectronics. Expectations are remarkable, especially if Molecular Quantum Dot Cellular Automata (MQCA) is the technology of
reference: tens of THz in frequency and several order of magnitude of reduction in power consumption.

Notwithstanding the promising opportunities, currently studies in the ME field are fragmented and lack of uniformity of methods and approach: this slows down the proceedings of engineers in the ME field and postpone the expected success of ME.

MEKIMI (Molecular Electronics AKIn MIcroelectronics) aims at helping the proponent, Mariagrazia Graziano, which holds a solid background in microelectronics, to improve her knowledges at the molecular scale and to set up a methodology for the fabrication and modeling of molecular devices that could fill the gap between micro and nanoelectronics in the near future.
The project focuses on a MQCA wire (MQCAW) used as a reference and promising starting point and addresses the following challenges: i) set-up a solid and reproducible technique to fabricate the MQCAW; ii) experimentally characterize its functionality iii) model the MQCAW system with a new simulation CAD tool. The three points are expected to represent a starting point for a more generalized set approaches, techniques and models to be available for other molecular systems in the years to come.

The success of the project is assured by: a) the fellow experience on MQCA b) the unique top-class suite of advanced tools at the host institution, London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), c) the outstanding scientific and training experience (>20 years) of the scientist in charge at LCN.

From a multi-disciplinary and top-level training at LCN the MC fellow will boost her research expertise, skills, vision, confidence and research management qualities necessary to become an independent researcher and international leading scientist.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Address

Gower Street
Wc1e 6bt London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 299 558,40

Administrative Contact

Giles Machell (Mr.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 627515

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2014

  • End date

    30 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 299 558,40

  • EU contribution

    € 299 558,40

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom