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Boosting Performance of Phase Change Devices by Hetero- and Nano-Structure Material Design

Objective

This proposal aims at establishing the foundations of a new technology, suitable for the implementation in networks of Electronic Smart Systems (ESS) exploiting the capability of phase-change materials to process and store data in the very same physical place, with particular focus on automotive applications. The ESS of the future should be able to sense its environment, locally store and process the information, as well as communicate with other objects in a network. Within our project the realization of processing/storage devices will be achieved through the development of new material combinations with the best material trade-off benchmarked for automotive applications. We will make use of a test vehicle to allow the comparison among different materials. After successful evaluation of the best material combination, a demonstrator with processing/storage ability will be implemented. At the end of the project a full evaluation of the demonstrator will be performed. Furthermore, integration in an embedded chip environment for automotive application, as well as scalability and reliability issues, will be evaluated. The results are going to be made public and used to plan the first chip with embedded state of the art technology to be implemented in the automotive sector, with an expected direct impact on the Internet of Things (IoT) market. BeforeHand will provide a practical realization of such a novel technological computing paradigm. BeforeHand is a project with a strong involvement of material development, device preparation and functionality in terms of memory devices, as well as data processing devices, in order to address the call requirements. Chalcogenide heterostructures developed in BeforeHand for processing/storage devices to be embedded in automotive IoT smart devices have a disruptive future innovative potential, which might lead to breakthroughs at different technology levels: from basic research beyond the state-of-the-art, to products.
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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

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EU Contribution

€ 1 355 316,25

Participants (7)

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FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 158,75

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 203 750

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 919 950

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 313,75

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 189 070

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 306 892,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824957

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 451,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 451,25

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy