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Low-dimensional quantum magnets for thermal management

Low-dimensional quantum magnets for thermal management

Objective

Thermal management in innovative technology is a major problem to be solved, especially in novel electronic devices, such as further miniaturized microchips, hard disks and interfaces between biological structures (e.g. nerve cells) and semiconductor microstructures. In this Initial Training Network (ITN) we will train young researchers through an experimental/technological and theoretical approach to the application of a new highly efficient magnetic mode of thermal conduction for thermal management. This magnetic heat transport was discovered by members of this consortium and occurs in novel quasi-one dimensional insulating oxides. The crucial point of this project is that around room temperature the magnetic heat conductivity (of the order 100 W/Km) is as efficient as metallic heat conduction. Moreover, compared to conventional materials with high thermal conductivity, these novel compounds offer essential advantages: a) They are electrically insulating, b) heat is conducted primarily along one direction and c) heat is carried by localized spins which could allow for tunable heat conductivity at room temperature by manipulation of the spins with magnetic fields or light. Our scientific goal of exploiting this novel mode of heat transport for thermal management will be the basis for the research training in this ITN, which consists of 7 academic and 2 level-1 industrial partners. In order to tackle this scientific challenge in an multidisciplinary approach (physics, chemistry, materials science, computational science, electronic media), the fellows in our ITN will be trained on cutting edge experimental and theoretical techniques. In addition to training-through-research, the fellows will receive individual and collective training measures covering both scientific and complementary skills. We are especially dedicated to applying state-of-the-art training through electronic media which will reinforce the effectiveness and availability of training within this ITN.

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Address

Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 744 859,89

Administrative Contact

Christian Heß (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

France

EU Contribution

€ 202 452,33

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 387 628,20

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 352 056,70

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 227 040,63

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 180 508,46

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 204,20

ASCOMP GmbH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 197 748,80

FORCE INNOVATIONS GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 90 532,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238475

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 579 032,11

  • EU contribution

    € 2 579 032,11

Coordinated by:

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Germany