The dynamical effects are expected to govern the function and performance of future nanoscale devices and it is extremely important to develop efficient methods for their characterization. The study of dynamics in nanostructures requires a special methodology, both for modelling and for the experiment. Nuclear resonant scattering (NRS) of synchrotron radiation, which has gained in recent years the sensitivity required to study ultra thin films, surfaces and nanostructures, combines the possibility of exploring nearly the whole field of the dynamical effects. The aim of the present project is an interdisciplinary study of different dynamical aspects: (i) diffusion, (ii) phonons and (iii) magnetization dynamics on carefully selected model-nanostructures, to understand the size dependence and interplay between different excitations, using a variety of experimental methods among which NRS plays the primary role. The project will require the development of experimental tools and methodologies related to experiments using the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble. The consortium is composed of partners with respectable synchrotron experience combined with the expertise in the research fields involved in the scope of the project. Besides the scientific and technical objectives there are quite substantial socio-economic and policy objectives. Here we not only build up a consortium from EC member countries but strongly aim to the participation and even for a leading role of the new member countries. This synergy will also allow for economic savings and will result in a common exploitation of the excellent skills and knowledge of scientists from EC and new member countries.
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project