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Femtosecond opto-magnetism and novel approaches to ultrafast magnetismat the nanoscale

Objective

The aim of this proposal is to create a training network in the newly-emerging multidisciplinary field of “nano-opto-magnetism”, a new scientific area with novel technological opportunities at the junction of coherent nonlinear optics, nanoscience and magnetism. The impact on society of this newly emerging field is potentially very high, therefore it is decisive that now young researchers are trained and equipped, so that they can become future leaders. We aim at achieving this by an integrated combination of a high-quality training program and their direct involvement in front-line research. In the research program we want to investigate nonthermal effects of light on nanomagnets in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of physical mechanisms leading to a highly efficient ultrafast (10-12 seconds and faster) optical control of magnetism at the nanoscale. Such scientific breakthroughs are expected to develop novel technology for unprecedented fast (THz) opto-magnetic recording. A high-level training program firmly embedded in a consortium of both academic and industrial partners is designed to create a unique training environment to educate a new generation of young researchers in this interdisciplinary, recently emerging area of nano-opto-magnetism. In order to advance the young researchers career development, the industrial relevance of this research as well as the involvement of industrial partners is fully exploited. In addition to the scientific and networking training, this offers unique opportunities for training of complementary skills of the fellows such as training in intellectual property rights, patent writing, commercial exploitation of the results and research-and-development policy.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 685 306,58
Administrative Contact
Susanna Bicknell (Ms.)

Participants (10)

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 386 918,40
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 191 947,79
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Planken (Dr.)
BERLINER ELEKTRONENSPEICHERRING-GESELLSCHAFT FUER SYNCHROTRONSTRAHLUNG GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-str. 15
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hermann A. Dürr (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 229 677,79
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET W BIALYMSTOKU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 161 212,68
Address
Ul Swierkowa 20B
15-328 Bialystok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Maziewski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 322,69
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 216 976,08
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Bill (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 559,49
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Volker Marx (Mr.)
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY IRELAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 067,39
Address
Disc Drive - Springtown Industrial 1
BT48 0BF Londonderry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Lamberton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 361,99
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna Kronberger (Ms.)