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Nanophotonics to realise molecular-scale technologies

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.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

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Western Road
Cork

Ireland

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Participants (33)

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A.F.IOFFE PHYSICAL-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF RAS

Russia

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CORECOM - CONSORZIO RICERCHE ELABORAZIONE COMMUTAZIONE OTTICA MILANO

Italy

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN

France

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

Greece

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND ATOMIC PHYSICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS

Belarus

INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR, PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI

Romania

KOC UNIVERSITY

Turkey

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN

Sweden

LABORATORIO EUROPEO DI SPETTROSCOPIE NON LINEARI

Italy

NANOCOMMS LIMITED

Ireland

STICHTING VOOR FUNDAMENTEEL ONDERZOEK DER MATERIE

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND

Germany

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

UNIVERSITE D'AIX-MARSEILLE III

France

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC

France

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

VILNIAUS PEDAGOGINIS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511616

  • Start date

    1 October 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland