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TeraHertz detection enabled by mOleculaR optomechanics

Project description

High-efficiency nanodevice bridges the terahertz gap

The generation, manipulation and detection of electromagnetic waves across the entire frequency spectrum underpin many of the advances in sensing, imaging, spectroscopy and data processing applications. The last century has witnessed an impressive evolution in devices operating at frequencies either below 0.1 THz or above 50 THz. However, there is a lack of compact systems that work well across the terahertz range, which is why it is often referred to as the ‘terahertz gap’: a band of frequencies in the 0.3-30 THz region. The EU-funded THOR project plans to demonstrate the first fast, low-noise and cost-effective nanodetector working at room temperature in the 1-30 THz range. The project will build on the latest scientific breakthroughs in the molecular cavity optomechanics.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 581 162,50

Participants (7)

STICHTING VOOR FUNDAMENTEEL ONDERZOEK DER MATERIE - FOM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 498 437,50
Address
Van Vollenhovenlaan 659
3527 JP Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 653,79
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 598 587,50
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 327 353,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 594 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LYTID
France
EU contribution
€ 342 550
Address
6 Boulevard Dubreuil
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 377,46
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments