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European Integrated Activity of Excellence and Networking for Nano and Micro- Electronics Analysis

European Integrated Activity of Excellence and Networking for Nano and Micro- Electronics Analysis

Objective

The continuous scale reduction in micro and nanotechnologies that enables advanced micro and nanoelectronics is sustained by an intense worldwide R&D effort aimed and understanding and controlling materials properties and dimensions down to a near atomic level. Advances are critically dependent on the availability of appropriate tools for the characterization of electronic and optical properties, structure and composition of the materials used. New materials, ever smaller device dimensions and the demand of higher detection sensitivities pose huge challenges to the capabilities of current analysis equipment and expertise of analysts. They drive the quest for enhanced equipment performance and new methodology and process development. They also require the application of an increasingly wide array of analytical techniques in order to provide the necessary information. At present, European laboratories with core competencies in materials characterization and trace analysis operate largely independently. The ANNA project is a proposal to set up a collaborative, synergistic network of analytical scientists and institutions each with different but complementary competencies and analytical expertise to provide the integrated approach necessary to solve materials problems. The capabilities of such an Integrated Activity will be available to EU universities, research laboratories and industry. The instrument for this is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) in which the activities are: a) networking in which "golden" reference labs are formed and institutions and facilities are integrated to a analytical joint laboratory cluster; these laboratories are used as certified references and supply standardized methodologies; b) transnational access which enables access to the infrastructure offered by a number of partners; c) focussed joint research aimed at enhancing methods, assessment tools, preparation methodologies and evaluation systems and creating new knowledge.

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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Address

Via S. Croce, 77
Trento

Italy

Administrative Contact

Massimo BERSANI (Dr)

Participants (11)

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

NUMONYX ITALY S.R.L.

Italy

MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS S.P.A.

Italy

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT WIEN (VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY), ATOMIC INSTITUTE

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

INTEL PERFORMANCE LEARNING SOLUTIONS

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26134

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 498 619

  • EU contribution

    € 5 655 286

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy