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Nanoelectromechanical Infrared Detector

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 875518

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

Hosted by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

Project description

English EN

A breakthrough uncooled detector heralds a new era for terahertz technologies

The terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum hosts a wealth of intriguing interactions between radiation and matter. Potential applications include food and agriculture quality control, drug development, security screening, medical imaging, and environmental monitoring. The EU-funded NIRD project is working on a high-sensitivity uncooled detector that can sense terahertz radiation at room temperature. By coupling nanoplasmonic antennas to highly sensitive nanomechanical resonators, the uncooled detector could exceed the sensitivity of state-of-the-art liquid helium cooled bolometers by two orders of magnitude. This breakthrough detector will advance uncooled detectors into new realms of sensitivity, enabling terahertz technology to leave the laboratory for widespread use in many applications.

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Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Address

Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

Beneficiaries (2)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

INVISIBLE-LIGHT LABS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 875518

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

Hosted by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria