Projects at a glance
SIESTA-PRO: Spanish Initiative for Electronic Simulations with Thousands of Atoms: Código Abierto Con Garantía y Soporte Profesional
The aim of SIESTA-PRO is taking the open-source SIESTA program (a program for the first-principles simulation of matter and materials) to high standards of competitiveness in international industrial scene. It is a collaboration led by Simune Atomistics Ltd, a company offering simulation services to high-tech industry, with three research institutions as partners. The research groups will develop new key strategic features into SIESTA, while Simune will develop tools to increase its usability in industrial environments.
The objective of the MARINA project is to accomplish the resolution of marine related issues and problems following the responsible research and innovation principle, creating an all-inclusive Knowledge Sharing Platform, together with federating activities such as Mobilisation and Mutual Lerning workshops and exhibitions. The expected outcome of the Work Programme is a clear improvement of the integration of society in science and innovation.
E-CAM will create, develop and sustain a European infrastructure for computational science applied to simulation and modelling of materials and of biological processes of industrial and societal importance. Building on the already significant network of 15 CECAM centres across Europe and the PRACE initiative, it will create a distributed, sustainable centre for simulation and modelling at and across the atomic, molecular and continuum scales.
TREASORES is a project concerned with cheaper production of large-area organic electronics such as lighting panels and solar cells. This will be achieved by developing materials and processes that are compatible with roll-to-roll processing technology, in particular transparent electrodes, barrier foils, and encapsulation layers.
The main concern of the THINFACE project is to push forward new ideas and techniques within the field of hybrid thin films for new energy devices. The approach focuses on sustainable energy solutions and by this meeting one of our most challenging societal issues. To solve these challenges in a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial network gives outstanding possibilities for the young researchers involved.
The TERATOMO (Near-field Spectroscopic Nanotomography at Infrared and Terahertz Frequencies) project aims at developing a novel microscopy technique for three-dimensional imaging of nanostructures with infrared and terahertz light.
The Spintros (Spin Transport in Organic Semiconductors) project aims to explore new materials and functionalities in order to design and develop new electronic devices. The project focuses on the design, manufacture, and study of electronic devices based on organic semiconductors.
SPINOGRAPH is a Marie-Curie Initial-Training Network on "Spintronics in Graphene", bringing together 7 academic and 2 industrial partners to train 15 young researchers doing top-class research projects. Spintronics stands for electronics based on the electron-spin degree of freedom. The huge success of spintronics in metals, which started from the pioneering discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), has revolutionized the magnetoelectronics industry. Exploration of spin effects in other types of materials is leading to an array of fascinating physical phenomena and holds the promise of future breakthroughs. The discovery of graphene, the first truly two-dimensional crystal, together with the remarkable progress in the fabrication of graphene devices, have naturally led to the exploration of hybrid graphene/ferromagnetic devices to explore spintronics in graphene.
The “Quantum Nanoelectronics Training” project, with acronym Q-NET, is a European network of experts providing state-of-the-art training for young researchers in the general field of experimental, applied, and theoretical Quantum Nanoelectronics
The principal objective of this project is to bring together leading research groups in the field of nanomagnetim, to explore recently discovered phenomena related to nanomagnetism in otherwise nonmagnetic materials, and to exploit new developments in nanoscale semiconductor spintronics.