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Nanophotonics to realise molecular-scale technologies

Objective

It is proposed to establish a Network of Excellence in the area of Nanophotonics and Molecular Photonics to address the near- and long term needs of photonic functional components. PHOREMOST builds on the critical mass existing in Europe in this emerging area, rapidly developing as a result of the concomitant progress in nanostructured materials, nanofabrication technologies, nano-scale characterisation techniques, novel concepts linking electromagnetic radiation in electronic and optical systems, recent concepts involving optical properties of non-periodic, fractal and quasi-crystal structures, as well as a better understanding of non-linear properties of molecules. The main driving force behind nanophotonics is the expectation to access the molecular scale dispensing with electrical contacts.

PHOREMOST will integrate the activities in the nanophotonics area of 34 pioneering and world- leading partners from universities, research centres and industry to:
(a) overcome fragmentation,
(b) ensure efficient use of resources,
(c) identify future RandD opportunities,
(d) guarantee the supply of suitably trained personnel,
(e) anticipate future research needs,
(f) ensure the excellence in research translates into applications in the life sciences, environment, infotainment and security,
(g) benefit from the untapped expertise in accession and third countries and,
(h) contribute to the public understanding of science.

To achieve its objectives the Network organises its long-lasting impact work, into a synergetic JPA with integrating and spreading excellence activities. Its JPR consists of four strands: gaining functionality by incorporating nanostructures in microsystems, fabricating novel nanostructured materials and functionalising them and, finally, applying this new knowledge to photonic device realisations. The management activities are designed to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the network, to protect the knowledge generated and to monitor the JPA.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
Cork
Ireland

Participants (33)

A.F.IOFFE PHYSICAL-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF RAS
Russia
Address
Ul. Politekhnicheskaya 26
194021 St. Petersburg
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42097 Wuppertal
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address

06800 Bilkent, Ankara
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address

Goeteborg
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
CORECOM - CONSORZIO RICERCHE ELABORAZIONE COMMUTAZIONE OTTICA MILANO
Italy
Address
Via G. Colombo 81
20133 Milano
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN
France
Address
Avenue Du President Wilson 61
94235 Cachan
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
71110 Iraklio, Crete
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 29, 1R Campus Nord Upc
08034 Barcelona
INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND ATOMIC PHYSICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS
Belarus
Address
F. Skaryna Ave. 70
220072 Minsk
INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address

142432 Chernogolovka
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR, PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania
Address
Atomistilor Str. 111
76900 Bucharest
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Rumelifeneri Yolu
34450 Istanbul
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LABORATORIO EUROPEO DI SPETTROSCOPIE NON LINEARI
Italy
Address
Via Nello Carrara 1
50019 Sesto-fiorentino
NANOCOMMS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
21/23 Oliver Plunkett Street
Cork
STICHTING VOOR FUNDAMENTEEL ONDERZOEK DER MATERIE
Netherlands
Address
Van Vollenhovelaan 659
3527 JP Utrecht
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
OX1 2JD Oxford
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Belfast
THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzel Street 2
76100 Rehovot
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
Address
August-schmidt-strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE D'AIX-MARSEILLE III
France
Address
3, Avenue Robert Schuman
13628 Aix En Provence Cedex 1
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Rue Ada 161
34392 Montpellier
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
Exeter
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address

02044 Vtt
VILNIAUS PEDAGOGINIS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Studentu G. 39
2004 Vilnius