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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 3.97M | Year: 2016

This network brings together world-leading experts in nano-science and technology from 6 European countries in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding and successful utilization of nanoscale solid-state spin systems in emerging quantum technologies. The proposed innovative science in the supra-disciplinary field of physics and applications of spin nano-systems will underpin breakthrough developments in quantum computing, quantum communications and networks, and nano-imaging. Important innovative step consolidating the joint effort of the whole consortium is the focus on crystalline solids where magnetic interactions of electron spins with lattice nuclei are negligible and well-controlled. We will develop electrically-controlled spin-quantum-bits (qubits) in Si-Ge quantum dots and nanowires; will optically manipulate spin impurities in diamond in applications for quantum computing and networks and in nano-magnetometry; will achieve new understanding of quantum phenomena due to the spin-valley coupling in atomically thin 2D semiconductors, an emerging class of materials with a promise for quantum technologies. Research training to 15 early stage researchers will be delivered by 14 academic and 7 industrial groups. Network-wide training course in transferable skills will be specially developed and delivered by the Think Ahead (Sheffield), an award winning initiative at the University of Sheffield (award by the Times Higher Education, 2014). Current proposal is designed to advance this multi-disciplinary research field significantly beyond the state-of-the-art, and train a new cohort of researchers capable of developing spin-based solid-state quantum technologies towards real-life applications in the next 5 to 10 years.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN | Award Amount: 5.72M | Year: 2012

Over the past year a new research field has emerged: cavity Optomechanics which brings the quantum regime of mechanical oscillators in reach and may allow to explore new fundamental measurements concepts, may lead to novel transducers and test quantum mechanics on a macroscopic scale. In this research field, which utilizes mechanical oscillators coupled to laser fields, Europe has played a pioneering role. The distinguishing feature of this ITN training network is that the partners are active in this research field (cavity Optomechanics), which facilitates and indeed leverages the collaborative effort and will make this ITN highly effective. Cavity optomechanics is moreover a field which is highly faceted in terms of the required and offered training skills that spans quantum optics, nanofabrication, finite element simulation and cryogenic expertise and techniques as well as quantum theory. To effectively train new students it is therefore pivotal to train students in all relevant skills and techniques and theory. The realization that a single group is much less efficient than a consortium is the major driving force behind the ITN network. It will provide a streamlined, high quality-training program that offers a remarkably diverse set of skills. This training program will be of immediate benefit to the partners that will thereby obtain a superior training of their PhD students, which therefore provides a build-in mechanism that will ensure the effective realization of the proposed ITN training program and it success. The existence of such a training program, which will be opened to international groups, will contribute to the visibility of the EU cavity optomechanics community in an international setting.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.9.7 | Award Amount: 8.27M | Year: 2013

The DIADEMS project aims at exploiting the unique physical properties of NV color centres in ultrapure single-crystal CVD-grown diamond to develop innovative devices with unprecedented performances for ICT applications. By exploiting the atom-like structure of the NV that exhibits spin dependent optical transitions, DIADEMS will make optics-based magnetometry possible.\nThe objectives of DIADEMS are to develop\n- Wide field magnetic imagers with 1 nT sensivities,\n- Scanning probe magnetometer with sensitivity 10 nT and spatial resolution 10 nm,\n- Sensor heads with resolution 1 pT.\n\nTo reach such performances, DIADEMS will:\n- Use new theoretical protocols for sensing,\n- Develop ultrahigh purity diamond material with controlled single nitrogen implantation with a precision better than 5 nm,\n- Process scanning probe tips with diametre in the 20 nm range,\n- Transfer them to AFM cantilever, improve the emission properties of NV by coupling them with photonic cavities and photonic waveguides.\n\nDIADEMS outputs will demonstrate new ICT functionalities that will boost applications with high impact on society:\n- Calibration and optimization of write/read magnetic heads for future high capacity (3 Tbit per square inch) storage disk required for intense computing,\n- Imaging of electron-spin in graphene and carbon nanotubes for next generation of electronic components based on spintronics,\n- Non-invasive investigation of living neuronal networks to understand brain function,\n- Demonstration of magnetic resonance imaging of single spins allowing single protein imaging for medical research.\n\nDIADEMS aims at integrating the efforts of the European Community on NV centres to push further the limits of this promising technology and to keep Europes prominent position.

Attocube Systems Ag | Date: 2014-08-21

Engines (except for land vehicles), in particular piezo motors and electric motors; electric motor and piezoelectric drives for single and multi-axial positioning systems. Scientific apparatus and instruments, in particular for scientific research in laboratories; electrical and electronic control apparatus; precision positioning systems, adjusting and positioning systems, in particular with piezo drives; electrically controlled mechanical adjusting devices; control and regulation units for adjusting devices, micro-positioning tables, in particular for optical waveguides and fibre optics; apparatus for moving mirrors in microscopes; control apparatus for microscopes, in particular for scanning atomic force microscopes, magnetic force microscopes, laser scanning microscopes and scanning electron microscopes; measuring instruments, in particular electronic and electronic optical measuring apparatus; precision measuring apparatus; distance measuring apparatus, in particular integrated path sensors for mechanical positioning systems; interferometric sensors; microscopes, precision microscopes, in particular for use at low temperatures; atomic force microscopes; magnetic force microscopes; laser scanning microscopes; scanning electron microscopes (SEM); observation instruments; optical apparatus and instruments, in particular optical sensors; surface measuring apparatus being optoelectronic and operating without contact; cryostats; data processing apparatus; peripherals adapted for use with computers; computers and computer software, in particular for operating adjusting and positioning systems.

Attocube Systems Ag | Date: 2008-09-09

Motors for microscopic positioning and scanning instruments, piezo motors and electric motors for instruments; electromotive and piezoelectric drives for one and multiple axial positioning systems. Electric and electronic measuring and control units for microanalysis and nanoanalysis; scientific apparatuses, equipment and instruments, namely, precision positioning systems comprised of linear positioners, rotators, goniometers and scanners, adjustment and positioning systems comprised of linear positioners, rotators, goniometers and scanners with piezo drives, electronically controllable mechanical adjusting units as well as open loop control units and closed loop control units for the aforementioned adjusting units; micro positioners for fiber optic cables and fiber optics; integrated position sensors for mechanical positioning systems; microscopes, especially precision microscopes, scanning probe microscopes and confocal microscopes; equipment for electronic optical measurements, namely, equipment for moving mirrors in the application of microscopics and lasers, namely, piezo-electric controllers; optical apparatuses and instruments, namely, microscopes and their parts; optoelectronic and non-contact operational surface measurement equipment, namely, confocal microscopes, atomic force microscopes, scanning near-field optical microscopes and scanning tunneling microscopes; data processing equipment, namely, low temperature physics measurement electronic systems; computers and computer software for the operation of adjustment and positioning systems. [Development of computer software; services of engineers in the field of microscopics and nanotechnology; physical research in the field of microscopics and nanotechnology; research in the area of technology, especially scientific and industrial research; execution of technical measurements; search and development services regarding new products for third parties].

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