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Large Area Photonic Crystal Chemical Sensors

Objective

The PHOTOSENS project aims to develop a low-cost, mass-manufacturable, nano-structured, large-area multi-parameter sensor array using Photonic Crystal (PC) and enhanced Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) methodologies for environmental and pharmaceutical applications. Integrating the PC and SERS based sensors with integrated optics coupling structures within a single sensor platform allows the implementation of a high-performance multi-parameter sensor. Currently, utilization of multi-parameter sensing is hindered by the lack of low-cost and, highly reproducibility fabrication methods for nano-structured surfaces. PHOTOSENS addresses these challenges by developing new roll-to-roll nanoimprinting manufacturing methods.

Scientific work includes development of the multilayer nanophotonic sensor structure, nanoimprint materials for large-area fabrication, functionalized molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) and high-volume manufacturing methods including Roll-to-Roll (R2R) nanoimprint processes for nano-texturing of large-area plastic films. PHOTOSENS will greatly increase understanding of photonic and plasmonic dispersion and field localisation effects in periodic nanostructures, such as Photonic Crystals, and their applicability to sensing purposes. PHOTOSENS demonstrates a multi-parameter large-area sensor platform for environmental and pharmaceutical sensing. The consortium is composed of 4 world-class research organisations, 2 SMEs and 3 large companies from 6 European countries representing the complete supply chain from technology developers to end users. The position of these organizations in their respective markets guarantees that the results of the project will be widely exploited providing the companies with a technological advantage over their global competitors and thus creating new high-tech jobs in Europe in this rapidly growing market.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-LARGE-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 385 350
Administrative Contact
Eija Hyvönen (Ms.)

Participants (8)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 601 188
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sjoukje Wiegersma (Ms.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 292 160
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronika Kiss (Ms.)
D3 TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 973
Address
Robroyston Oval 5
G33 1AP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Andrew Eustace (Dr.)
Nanocomp Oy Ltd
Finland
EU contribution
€ 592 600
Address
Ensolantie 6
80710 Lehmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pekka Savander (Dr.)
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 320
Address
Chemiepark Leverkusen Gebaude
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Delis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 041 806
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin David Charlton (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 344 553
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Alexander Lieberzeit (Prof.)
3D AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 157 050
Address
Laettichstrasse 4A
6340 Baar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rene Hauser (Mr.)