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MetaMaterials ORganized for radio, millimeter wave, and PHOtonic Superlattice Engineering

Objective

The main scientific objective of this Network is to develop new types of artificial materials, called metamaterials, with electromagnetic properties that cannot be found among natural materials. The results of this development should lead to a conceptually new range of radio, microwave, and optical technologies, based on revolutionary new materials made by large-scale assembly of some basic elements (microscopic and baroscopic) in unprecedented combinations. These artificial electromagnetic functional materials are engineered to satisfy the prescribed requirements. Joint research activities of this Network will include composite materials with extreme electromagnetic properties (such as "left-handed" media and materials with null-valued effective parameters), electrically controllable materials, stop band materials, met geometries like fractals and quasi-periodical structures, artificial surfaces and sheets. The strategic objective to develop new met materials means opening anew branch of research in the multidisciplinary field of material physics, electromagnetic, optics, radio engineering, and electronics. The Network activities should result in: Common European research platform and mature scientific community; Integrated Projects in strategically targeted areas; A new international PhD program; Web-based learning tools and an information platform; Established mechanism for common use of research facilities; Established regular scientific conferences and workshops. The Metamorphose initiative integrates 13 different countries around Europe from North (FIN, S) to South (E, I, GR, TR) and from East (PL, RUS) to West (UK, B) passing through its centre (F, D, CH). In all these countries, very advanced technological facilities have been developed (computing centres, nana-electronic facilities, high frequency characterization of materials), all of them being of prime importance in the lasting integration of the Metamorphose #

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Coordinator

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Otakaari 1
Espoo

Finland

Participants (22)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

BILKENT UNIVERSITY

Turkey

UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SIEGEN

Germany

ST. PETERSBURG ELECTROTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Russia

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

Greece

WARSAW UNIVERSITY

Poland

UNIVERSITY OF ROMA TRE - DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ELECTRONICS

Italy

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

THALES

France

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

THE QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY

Poland

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AB

Sweden

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO / EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SUD

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500252

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 400 000

  • EU contribution

    € 4 400 000

Coordinated by:

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

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