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Microwave Microscopy for Advanced and Efficient Materials Analysis and Production

Objective

Products which require complicated material systems and nanoscale structural organization, e.g. third-generation solar cells, are often difficult to develop. This is because electronic properties of bulk semiconductors are often masked or at least strongly superimposed by material interface properties. Additionally these interface properties are also complex and thus make product design difficult.

This project aims at solving this problem by offering a nanoscale characterization platform for the European manufacturers of coatings, photovoltaic cells, and semi-conductor circuits. It is proposed to use a combination of scanning microwave microscopes, dielectric resonators, and simulation to measure the material and interface properties of complicated material systems and nano-structures. A metrological system of cross-checks between different instruments, models and simulations with associated error bars is indispensable for obtaining trustworthy results.

Scanning microwave measurements will be directly used for three-dimensional characterization of electrical properties of nanostructured semiconductors used in organic and hybrid photovoltaic cells. The objective is to accelerate the development of high efficiency cells and to have measures to predict performances in early stages of prototype production. Where process monitoring of materials with nanostructures is necessary, a dielectric resonator is used to translate insights from scanning microwave microscope measurements to fabrication environments. Such dielectric resonators could be directly integrated in production lines for monitoring thin film deposition processes.

An open innovation environment will make the uptake of the results easier for European industry. A database containing exemplary measurement datasets of scanning microwave microscopes will be available in calibrated and raw versions. Simulation results of tip-semiconductor interactions will be made available on the EMMC Modeling Market Place.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinators

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 544 322,50
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

Participation ended

Address
Cite Scientifique Batiment A3
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (8)

EIDGENOSSISCHES INSTITUT FUR METROLOGIE METAS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 783 468,75
Address
Lindenweg 50
3084 Wabern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
QWED SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 387 750
Address
Ulica Krzywickiego 12 Lok 1
02 078 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 425 616,25
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 291 700
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 676 250
Address
Europaplatz 2/1/2
1150 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRACULA TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 339 693,75
Address
Rue Georges Auric 4
26000 Valence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADAMANT AERODIASTIMIKES EFARMOGES ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 344 000
Address
Agias Lavras Thesi Skamnies
265 04 Ano Kastritsi-patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 199 375
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)